A thoroughly rewritten and extensively updated sixth edition of “The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook” can be ordered online in time for the fall academic semester.
Since its debut, the book has been viewed as the definitive guide for investigative journalists. It’s been used widely in journalism classrooms and newsrooms for decades as essential reading and reference.
In the last decade, Mexico has become one of the most difficult parts of the continent to be a journalist. Apart from the huge amount of violence against journalists, there is also job insecurity linked to a deep stagnation of investigative methods and tools in journalism schools. While student enrollment in the journalism schools is going down, and some universities close their journalism schools, many experienced journalists have benefited from an agreement of the Ministry of Education that allows the extemporaneous qualification through an exam; and the training demand has led to the opening of new Master’s programs in journalism.
This work intends to show, from a general analysis of the gaps, challenges and opportunities for journalism schools, a proposal for incorporating new content in journalism education to strengthen the technological capabilities of their graduates.