Transparency and Investigative Reporting


February 25-March 1, 2019

Fullerton, California

This five-day workshop for Latin American and Caribbean journalists will offer sessions on investigative reporting and interview techniques, as well as fact-checking, journalism ethics and journalist safety. The workshop, which will be conducted on the California State University, Fullerton campus in Southern California, will provide training on data research and the use of low-cost and no-cost software for investigative reporting.

Latin American journalists have asked us to include content on preparing investigative reports in video formats and for television networks which have special demands because of time limitations and the need for on-camera interviews. Because Cal State Fullerton is home to the regional Univision station, we will have speakers from Univision work with journalists during one of the sessions, as well as hosting a visit to the Univision newsroom.

Many of the sessions will be taught by prominent U.S. journalists, some of whom have been awarded prestigious national awards for their investigative reporting. We anticipate that this workshop will equip a team of Latin American journalists with investigative skills to produce deeply reported and carefully fact-checked investigative reports that lead to greater transparency in their countries.

The workshop will be offered in Spanish.

Registration fee is US$3,100.00 and includes tuition, six nights lodging in a Marriott hotel adjacent to the Cal State Fullerton campus, three meals a day, local transportation (including airport pickup and drop-off), special events, field visits, books and materials, unlimited WiFi and medical insurance.