Per Christian Magnus (third from left) and colleagues in SUJO’s offices in Norway.

The Global Rise of University-Based Investigative Journalism Centers

It was a trip to the University of California, Berkeley, that first got the Norwegian journalist Per Christian Magnus thinking.

During his visit, in 2009, he learned of the Investigative Reporting Program at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, which teaches students muckraking by having them work on, and publish, their own investigations, in association with some of the top media outlets in the U.S.