College of Communication > About > Centers & Initiatives > Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence > Advanced Reporting Course
As a student in the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence, you’ll receive hands-on training and instruction from renowned investigative journalism team, Carol Marin and Don Moseley. The Advanced Reporting course will teach you useful skills for working in the field while you also focus on the deeper ethical questions of journalism.
Each year, a small cohort of journalism students take the Advanced Reporting course taught by Carol Marin and Don Moseley. For two quarters, you can learn about the ins and outs of investigative journalism by experiencing the industry firsthand, including:
How to Apply:
The Advanced Reporting course is intended for students who have a serious desire to work in political, investigative or enterprise reporting. Review the
course description for full criteria and application instructions.
Down the Center showcases the work of students in the Advanced Reporting course, where students write about industry trends, recent events in the news, advice they receive from working journalists and more.
Each quarter, Advanced Reporting students choose a story that will air on WTTW’s
Chicago Tonight. They research, report, shoot, write and edit the story that Carol Marin presents. This is just one of the ways that the CJIE gives you real world experience, taking you outside of the classroom to prepare you for a career in journalism.
Click on the titles below to see the work students have completed for Chicago Tonight.
In the segmet "Finding Love With Mental Illness: Those With Anxiety, Depression Say They Must Swipe Right on Themselves," CJIE students cover what it's like to navigate mental health and online dating in the 21st century. Watch on WTTW.com
Air Date: February 14, 2023
Despite thousands of daily passengers, the CTA’s parking availability pales in comparison to other major cities. Watch on WTTW.com
Air Date: November 11, 2022
In "As Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on Roe, Illinois Once Again Ground Zero for Abortion Access," CJIE Advanced Reporting students explore implications of the upcoming ruling on Roe v Wade issue and contemplate the return of the Jane Collective. Watch on WTTW.com
Air Date: June 1, 2022
In this Chicago Tonight segment, "Designed to Reduce Cook County Jail Population, Electronic Monitoring System May Produce False Readings," CJIE students investigate the accuracy of electronic ankle bracelet monitoring. Watch on WTTW.com
Air Date: March 21, 2022