Investigative journalism manual launched in Chinese

Investigative journalism manual launched in Chinese

Jessica Weiss | December 29, 2009

A guide to basic methods and techniques in investigative reporting has been launched in Chinese. The "Story-Based Inquiry: A manual for investigative journalists" was launched by UNESCO and the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University of China.

According to UNESCO, the guide focuses on the hypothesis-based inquiry approach, which takes the basic assumption that a story is only a hypothesis until verified. Using case studies, the guide analyzes methods and skills throughout the investigative process, from conception to research, writing, quality control and dissemination.

The guide will be distributed to 26 journalism schools in China, which will be followed by training sessions on investigative journalism. The manual is also available in Arabic, English, French and Chinese.

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