Investigative Essentials for Journalists in Multicultural and Diverse Communities

Romano, Angela (2013) Investigative Essentials for Journalists in Multicultural and Diverse Communities. In Tanner, Stephen & Richardson, Nick (Eds.) Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 263-272.

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This chapter describes how investigative journalism can uncover news that often goes unreported about personalities, problems, ways of life and pressing issues in ethnic and religious sub-communities. While investigative journalism is traditionally understood as reporting that exposes corrupt, inefficient, incompetent or other inappropriate conduct in politics and business circles, investigative reporters do far more than that. They also map human activities, landmarks, patterns and changes in the landscape, and connections across the whole of society. This type of investigative journalism can improve reporting of ethnic and religious sub-communities via identification, deep observation and analysis of trends, events, and issues that would otherwise remain hidden or obscured. The chapter includes details of techniques that investigative journalists can employ to identify interesting topics, find sources of information, analyse data and issues, and report compelling stories.

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ID Code: 61508
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Journalism Research and Investigation in a Digital World is available as a paperback and ebook.
Keywords: Journalism, Investigative reporting, Ethnic communities, Religious communities, Media and minorities
ISBN: 9780195518337
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2013 00:08
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:38

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