Investigative Journalism: Definition & Examples


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What is investigative journalism?

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1. Which of the following reporting styles in NOT a valid form of investigative journalism?

2. What is a popular method that journalists use to perform investigative journalism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test what you know about key subjects from the lesson on investigative journalism, like an explanation of what this type of journalism is and some of the forms that it takes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these topics below:

  • Technique for performing investigative journalism
  • Another term for this journalism type
  • Journalist who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about investigative journalism, including a description of it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one method of performing investigative journalism
  • Making connections - use your understanding of investigative journalism to identify what is and is not a valid form of it

Additional Learning

Consider the lesson titled Investigative Journalism: Definition & Examples to learn more about the following bullet points, among other topics:

  • Responsibilities and goals of an investigative journalist
  • Investigative journalism resources
  • Examples of investigative journalism and the topics it has covered
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