Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online
This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
Dates: 17, 19, 24, 26 May
Time: 10:00 till 12:00 (London, UK time).
Group size: max 30 people.
Class duration: 2hrs x 4 days
Level of participation: high, with regular Q&A sections.
The course sets out the Story-Based Inquiry (SBI) method, which has been successfully used by thousands of journalists, academics and NGO researchers since its publication by UNESCO in 2009. The method can be used for feature writing or documentary filmmaking as well as reportage. Its language and approach have been integrated into leading journalism organisations and NGOs worldwide.
This is one of our most popular courses at #CIJSummer Conference.
“This method is a must for any investigative journalist. It will give you the tools to organise your material for the better. The manual equips with you a number of skills, but most importantly it structures your investigation. So when it comes to filing your story you are fully prepared and not looking for that quote in the cloud”
“From theorising, to organisation, to writing the story, the trainers gave a lot of helpful tips and tricks that will help me immensely going forward.”
“Inspirational and provided a background of journalistic greats and their methodology. The tutors were filled with brilliant examples and anecdotes which were stimulating inspiring and entertaining.”
The course fee includes not only the lectures, but also two Logan/CIJ handbooks that dive deep into the techniques covered in the lectures.
This course will be hosted on Zoom.
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- 17 May 2021 10.00–12.00 Time zone: BST
- 19 May 2021 10.00–12.00 Time zone: BST
- 24 May 2021 10.00–12.00 Time zone: BST
- 26 May 2021 10.00–12.00 Time zone: BST
In line with our non-profit mission, our pricing operates on a sliding scale, ensuring large organisations pay more to subsidise places for smaller newsrooms, freelancers and students.
*Students places for this course are capped, due to limited capacity. Anyone registering as a student will be asked for a photo/scan of their student ID ahead of the course.
**Employed individuals who cannot have their employers pay for the course are entitled to the freelancer rate. Note that we are a small charity and rely on your honesty so please do not register as a freelancer if your employer is reimbursing you for the course.
We have a strict policy of No Refund and No Transfer of bookings.