Jon Snow tweets appreciation for DMU Investigative Journalism MA

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By Mollie Mansfield

Legendary journalist and present Jon Snow has tweeted in support of De Montfort’s Investigative Journalism MA.

The MA, that is endorsed by Channel 4, is set to launch for the first time this September.

Jon Snow tweeted: “If you are interested in becoming an investigative reporter we’ve teamed up with ‪ http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/investigative-journalism/investigative-journalism.aspx If u r interested do talk to them!”

The course is set to cover areas such as techniques of in-depth research, including handling complex data, understanding financial information, working undercover, financial information, using freedom of information, the law, compliance and safety, alongside filming and editing.

Students will also learn how to produce investigative stories, including how to identify, pitch, research and film them.

Talking to Channel 4, Dorothy Byrne, Head of Channel 4 News and Current Affairs and Visiting Professor in Media Discourse at DMU, said: “t’s vital for the future of investigative television journalism that we train up a new generation and widen the pool of talent to include people from diverse backgrounds.”

“Quite a number of people have general television making skills, but lack the sort of specialist knowledge required.”

The MA launches this year, for more information head here.

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