Description of the video:
IU campus shots roll, beginning with the Sample Gates and Franklin Hall.
Gerry Lanosga, associate professor, The Media School, speaking to the camera: We decided to create a degree that has a focus specifically on investigative journalism because it's often considered to be the most important form of journalism. It's the journalism that on an episodic basis tends to hold power to account.
Students appear in a studio as anchors and in classrooms.
Lanosga: And in the creation of the Arnolt Center — the Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism here at IU, we wanted to have students both working on investigative projects and also learning about how to do investigative reporting as the backbone of that degree.
Students listen to a lecture in a classroom.
Noah Harrison, M.S. journalism student speaks to the camera.
Harrison: One of the main things that really drew me to IU was the fact that nothing is really off limits. You can learn whatever you want to learn here and leave prepared, feeling prepared to, where you can do that in a real world too.
Kathleen Johnston, director of the Arnolt Center, speaks to the camera.
Johnston: Graduate students who enroll for this master's program spend one-third of their two-year program in the center. So it's a great way to be in the middle of investigative reporting while you're earning a degree. And we set up our newsrooms that I act as the editor. Then we make the graduate students, we asked them to be our sort of our assistant city editors, so that we have information flowing from the teams that they are on flowing to them so they can report weekly to our partners.
Students appear in a classroom while Johnston lectures.
Harrison speaks to he camera: So now I have opportunities, I have job offers to be a multimedia journalist in two different stations and an opportunity to be a weekend anchor at one station. You get to build crazy connections that I would have otherwise not had no matter what I threw out — "Yeah. We can do that for you too. Yeah. You can learn that too." There was nothing off limits. And honestly, since I've been here with my degree program, it's been the exact same way.
Campus shots roll beginning with a focus on the Sample Gates facing Kirkwood
Harrison: Anything that I want to do, I can do.
Black screen. Text: Indiana University. Mediaschool.indiana.edu