Serial Investigative Journalism


Investigating a community on societal issues and follow these over an extended period of time. Organising meet-ups and handing out questionnaires to bring in a continuous stream of stories.


If you want to generate impact in a major issue that concerns your audience, this is the way to do it.


About twice a year pick a major issue, but following it may last longer than half a year.

Be aware of

Do not neglect the primary news, make sure you’re also relevant to your audience in this respect or you will lose them.

Tips for students

With a larger group of students, it will be possible to a lot of stories on the topic in a relatively short period of time, and try to make impact.

Possible tools

Mobile studio (TV, podcast), questionnaires.


1Twente – editor Henk ten Harkel

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