What is it about?
Story-Based Inquiry is a method for researching and writing long form journalism as a single integrated process. It begins with a hypothesis, a provisional story that defines and guides our project. A timeline and source map pinpoint what we are looking for and where to find it. A master file keeps the research together, serves as the backbone for the finished narrative, and provides a database for future projects. Story-Based Inquiry is practiced around the world. It has been hailed for its robustness and simplicity. If you are unsure of how to undertake long-form projects, or feel the need to make your work more efficient and powerful, this seminar with the creators of story-based inquiry will help you. Participants are urged to provide their own project ideas, outlines, or a published sample before the seminar. We will use this material in class, as a basis for instruction and coaching. All participants agree not to use each others’ ideas for their own purposes, except in explicit partnership. Suggested advance reading: Free: Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009).
Who will teach you?
Luuk Sengers is an investigative journalist, researcher and educator. Together with Mark Lee Hunter he developed the internationally acclaimed Story-Based Inquiry method, a systematic and efficient way of doing investigations. He is also a world-class data journalism instructor. Luuk is a visiting lecturer at several J-schools and universities. Previously, he worked sixteen years as an economy reporter at major Dutch newspapers and magazines, like NRC Handelsblad, Quote and Intermediair. He is a board member of the association of investigative journalists in The Netherlands and Belgium, the VVOJ. He co-authored and edited the book Onderzoeksjournalistiek: Researchproces van idee tot verhaal (Lannoo Campus, 2009). With Hunter, he wrote several practical handbooks about investigative journalism and a curriculum for universities, including The Hidden Scenario and The Story Tells the Facts.
When and where?
The Workshop will start in CORRECTIV’s office (Singerstr. 109, Berlin-Mitte) at 10:00 am. We will have a lunch break in an Italian restaurant near by.
Tel: +49 (0) 30 – 555 780 20
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