Research: “Effective Alternative Method for Teaching Investigative Journalism in Emerging University Journalism Education” (Spanish)
The objective of this paper is to search for an effective methodology for teaching investigative journalism at this University. To obtain the expected results the following methodology was used: a) the contribution of theories and comparative knowledge, with little practice outside the classroom, along with case studies; b) providing theories accompanied by an individual investigation outside the classroom, on a certain topic; c) an alternative method that includes two stages: the first on the theory of the investigative journalism in class, on a recently published investigative case, followed by a group investigation outside the classroom, with a common topic for all the students. The results proved the effectiveness of the alternative method over the other two methods, in which the discoveries made by students outside the classroom are documented, reaching the levels required for a journalistic publication and, in some cases, to publish it as a book. Another important achievement is to be able to systematize the process of journalistic investigation, resulting in a higher overall level of the students in the classroom.