Investigative journalists have much in common, not least an obsessive attention to detail and a compulsion to keep digging when most normal people would move on. But are these inherent character traits or can anyone learn the investigative mindset and necessary skills? At a time when investigative journalism is needed more than ever, is there a methodology for taking ordinary people and turning them into investigative reporters?

Heather Brooke takes students from all backgrounds and in nine months turns them into professional-level investigative journalists. She’s joined by a panel of expert teachers and former students who have gone on to remarkable careers to discuss the key skills and psychologies that need to be taught and learned to do revelatory in-depth journalism that takes on the most powerful in society and holds them to account.

This panel is for ideal for those wanting to teach investigative journalism and also those wanting to learn.