Tuesday 31/01/2012

Seminar with award-winning media trainer Mark Lee Hunter

The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga offer two-day workshop "Story-based inquiry for investigative journalists", March 26-27, 2012.
The workshop is open to professionally active journalists. 

The seminar Story-Based Inquiry for Investigative Journalists aims to impart the basic concepts and techniques of story-based inquiry, an integrated method for investigative reporting. Participants will learn how to define, conceive, plan and execute an investigative story.

Key techniques include:

  • defining a hypothesis for investigation and verification;
  • creating and developing a scenario in a a chronology;
  • transforming research into a masterfile;
  • transforming the masterfile into a narrative;
  • creating a support community for the launch;
  • maximising return on the investment. 


Mark Lee Hunter is an IRE award-winning investigative reporter and scholar. He is the principal author and editor of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Reporters (UNESCO 2009), the most widely-adopted method in the history of the profession. He is the author of five other books and hundreds of articles, which have been published in magazines and newspapers from The New York Times to the Harvard Business Review.

Mark Lee Hunter has been called ”one of the best investigative media trainers in the world”, and has also taught at INSEAD, the Rotterdam School of Management, and the Université de Paris/Panthéon-Assas. He was among the founding members of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and serves on its central Committee. 

The workshop fee: EUR 1500 Euro + VAT.
Programme location: SSE Riga, Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga.

Journalists can apply for a scholarship to cover the workshop fee.
Scholarships are awarded based on merit.
To apply for a scholarship, candidates should fill in the Application for the Scholarship form and submit it by March 1, 2012. 

Programme agenda

0.11 MB, pdf

Application for scholarship

0.32 MB, doc

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