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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

Investigation reveals inconsistent use of police cameras in Indiana, Midwest

A team of students from the Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism partnered with 16 News Now at WNDU, a Gray TV affiliate in South Bend, Indiana, to look into how police departments in Indiana and major cities around the Midwest operate their body and dashboard cameras. Their investigation is published on the Arnolt Center'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