Investigative Reporting Certificate Program 2015


Are you a current college student, recent graduate, professional journalist, or just someone interested in learning investigative reporting techniques?

Spend one week in June, 2015 on the Boston University campus learning investigative reporting research skills, computer-assisted reporting, interviewing techniques and how to structure, write and edit investigative stories for print, the web and broadcast outlets.

Participants will learn investigative reporting by actually working on a story that either they propose and can bring back to their media outlet or that NECIR instructors assign. Participants will receive daily, hands-on training and supervision. You'll work with award-winning local and national journalists, including university faculty. In addition, the training will include seminars on financial analysis, ethics, undercover reporting and scraping the web. NECIR wants to provide journalists and journalism students worldwide with hands-on investigative reporting training that will help them fulfill their mission of holding government and powerful institutions accountable.

Participants will be in touch with staff from NECIR before and after the workshop takes place, through a series of webinars and online chats. Students will come prepared with story ideas and will continue to work and refine them after they leave with hands-on help from our journalists.

A maximum of twelve students will be accepted for the workshop, so sign up today.


NECIR also can develop custom training programs for larger groups, or can accommodate additional weeks of training. If you are interested in learning more please contact us at the links below.

Program Details

Details of the program include the reporting techniques covered, housing, costs, and members of the faculty.

How to Apply

The application form and required enrollment forms are provided here.

Cost and Housing

Where students live and financial details of the program.


Testimonials from past students who participated in the workshop.

We Are Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

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To learn more please contact Hunter De Lench: or call 617-358-6651