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Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism


The Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism will teach and produce top-tier investigative journalism covering the state of Indiana and beyond. As a student in the journalism M.S. concentration, you’ll earn 9–12 credit hours working as a fellow in the center.

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Student work

Problems and opportunities: Electronic access in Indiana

Craig Lyons, Samim Arif and DeJuan Foster, master’s students in an Investigative Reporting class, found that more than half of Indiana county agencies surveyed failed to comply with basic requests required by Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act. Their investigation is published on the Indiana Coalition for Open Government's website.

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The investigative journalism M.S. concentration will prepare you for a job as a multiplatform investigative reporter. Whether you apply your skills at a newspaper, TV station, website or documentary production company, you’ll be trained to produce thoughtful, thorough and ethical journalism.

Sehvilla Mann

The journalism education I received at IU guides every day of my work as a professional reporter. It was my professors at IU who taught me to ‘FOIA the leaders,’ and to understand the difference between ‘repeating’ the messages people give you and ‘reporting’ meaningfully on an issue.

Sehvilla Mann, MA’13, reporter for WMUK at Western Michigan University