Inside Investigative Journalism 2

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If you are interested in the world of TV Investigative Journalism, don't miss this series of masterclasses with some of the most experienced TV journalists and producers in Australia. Held over six evenings, the course will give you an insight into the challenges of initiating an investigative story for TV and the techniques used to bring the story to life "on screen".

The masterclasses will include discussion of:

• taking a forensic approach to investigations
• how to deliver investigative journalism on commercial networks.
• gaining trust from a community to get information and the effect a television appearance may have on the individuals involved
• the difficulties in getting your sources to appear on screen
• the ethics of revealing "scandals" on screen
• delivering quality investigative journalism with a short turnaround/lead time
• bringing the story to life – how to get great pictures and tell your story visually
• making the leap from print to TV Investigative journalism
• dodging the legal bullets - how to get a controversy to air
• how the industry has changed.

Confirmed guests* on the course include Ross Coulthart (Sunday), Sarah Ferguson (Four Corners), Paul Barry (ABC TV), Chris Masters , Deb Masters (Four Corners), Tom Malone (EP 60 Minutes) Sue Spencer (EP Four Corners), Peter Charley (EP Dateline - SBS) and Caro Meldrum Hanna (Four Corners) with more names to be confirmed.

Denise Eriksen, the moderator of these masterclasses, began her production career as a journalist in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Her most recent roles in the Australian industry were as Head, Factual, ABCTV; Head, Production and Development, SBS and Head, Current Affairs, ABC News – so she’s had a bit to do with journalists and storytelling over the years.

If you are a journalist working in any medium, a journalism student, or a TV practitioner wanting to find out more about the world of investigative journalism on screen, don’t miss this great opportunity.

*PLEASE NOTE: Guests on this course may change due to the unpredictable nature of investigative journalism!

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