Investigative Reporting Workshop

Program Overview

Three Weeks

Presented by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, this three-week workshop will train students in core journalism skills as well as more advanced investigative techniques such interviewing reluctant sources, filing public document requests and digging through data. 

Students will apply these lessons during the workshop by reporting as a team outside the classroom, conducting interviews and research from campus and in the city of Boston. This year’s focus: gun safety. As a capstone, students will complete an investigative findings memo, story outline and lead.

Students with experience in news writing or journalism, such as working for their high school news site, will benefit most from this workshop.

Rochelle Sharpe, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and USA Today, will lead the workshop. She will be assisted by special presenters from NECIR and WGBH News.

Course will run Monday - Thursday for approximately two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Exact class times to be determined.

Faculty: Rochelle Sharpe

Class Location: TBD

Syllabus/Course Schedule

Program Dates:
July 8 - July 25, 2019

Students entering grades 10, 11 & 12

Application Deadlines for 2019:

February 15
March 15
April 15
May 15

NECIR students visiting the radio station

A Day in the Life...

8:00 am - Breakfast

AM Class

12:00 pm - Lunch and social time

PM Class

5:00 pm - Dinner

9:00 pm - Social Event in the dormitory