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>> They Arnolt Center is going to provide us with the opportunity to train new investigative journalists and also provide the community with an outlet for the kind of work and important investigative journalism that needs to happen to show the community what's going on. The Arnolt Center is the largest gift that any school of journalism or media has received in the country. This is really an exciting opportunity for Indiana University as a whole and specifically The Media School and all the students here. This is a tremendous gift, $6 million. We've reorganized our entire master's in journalism to support investigative journalism. Initially, there will be four fellow chosen for next year's class, and it's a two-year program. Part of the program they'll work in the center.
All students will be required to take an introductory investigative reporting course, and they will also take an intensive reporting, writing, and editing course. Beginning in semester two, they will start working in the center on a practical basis — probably three hours, credit hours, during that second semester actually reporting and writing and editing investigative stories that are generated by their own ideas or my ideas or the director of the center, or they come to us through partnerships that we meet with other news media organizations. They may be interested in covering business as an institution, so they may be interested in taking a subject area courses over in the Kelley School or they might be interested in public policy which could suggest that they take some courses through SPEA or in political science, so there is an opportunity for them to be interdisciplinary. It's very possible that students will come out with the degree but also robust portfolio of work that could include broadcast, video skills, as well as print and online journalism, could even include documentary film work.
The benefactor who is making this grant to the university, Michael Arnolt, has a desire to help grad students not only learn these skills but to help them with their expenses, to help pay for it. Importantly, it does give them an outlet to publish their work, and the collaborations the Arnolt Center will have with other news organizations around the country helps disseminate their work to a much larger audience than they otherwise could get.
This is what opens the doors to careers. As the years go by and students are producing this you know producing different projects, whether they be documentaries or broadcast journalism or web stories, I think people will know it turns to Indiana University for exciting investigative reporting that you know exposes wrongdoing. We already had a very strong core and history of producing outstanding journalists and doing a great deal of multimedia media work.
But now we can take that to a whole other level with the resources that are available to us thanks to the Arnolt Center.