Monday June 24 at 12:00-15:00
This hands-on workshop will discuss the possibilities of investigative journalism in science journalism. Dr Mark Lee Hunter will introduce participants to story-based inquiry in science journalism. This approach underlines that a story is only a hypothesis until it is verified. By verifying or disproving a story, a reporter can more easily see what information to seek, and how to interpret it. An editor or publisher can more easily assess the feasibility, costs, rewards, and progress of the investigative project. The participants will try out and learn methods of story-based inquiry, and share their experiences on these subjects and on journalistic practices.
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter’s career has involved investigative journalism, scholarly research, training and consulting. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. He was a founding member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network in 2003, and serves on its coordinating committee, as well as the board of the journalism quarterly Message. He is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., the world’s leading organization in the field, for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. His books include Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009) and The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook (UNESCO 2012).
The workshop will be chaired by Tuomo Pietiläinen, an award-winning journalist at Helsingin Sanomat and Visiting Professor in Journalism, University of Tampere, Finland. The workshop is organized by the Academy of Finland in cooperation with the Association of Investigative Journalism in Finland.