Second Day of Anti-Corruption School “Investigative Journalist”

Gemawan News. Anti-Corruption School, abbreviated as SAKsi, was held at the office of Swandiri Institute, September 21-24, 2016.


The second day of Anti-Corruption School was more focused on the knowledge related to the practice and potential of corruption in strategic sectors, some of which in public services (basic services, PBJ), the potential for corruption in the natural resources sector, and the potential for corruption in budgeting sector (APBN/APBD/Village Fund).


The agenda of this activity describes the basics of introduction to investigative journalism with the facilitator, a Senior Investigative Journalist, Reonardo.


According to Reonardo, who is called Edo every day, he explained several materials related to the training. In the context of the presentation, the most fundamental thing is to use the 5 W + 1 H method.


In delivering the material for Investigative Journalists, Edo explained that to write regarding investigation, there are several steps to do:


The first step is to look for ideas and to collect initial materials such as documents, testimonials, materials, videos, photos, and audio.


Meanwhile in the second stage, verification of the initial material, which is to conduct examinations and analysis related to the evidence in the form of collected data. At this stage, it also requires an accurate study and must be able to distinguish which data is important and which data is only for complementary.


The third step is to look for key sources. Key sources are the main informants who understand the flow of an event or can provide an explanation related to the data that has been collected,


The fourth stage is to conduct an Editorial Meeting. In the editorial meeting step, a journalist must discuss the findings of the data in the field.


For the fifth step, it is chapters of story and mapping of viewpoints, which means trying to make the storyline concepts and to map out the viewpoints of a step flow that will be investigated.


Meanwhile, for the sixth step, the task division (interviewing resource people and listing questions). Before conducting this step, a concept related to the list of questions that will be asked to the main witness who is a target for the interview must be made.


“And the last step is the Editorial Meeting of Writing and Investigation Process. This is a concept maturation at the final step by providing items and keys in writing and investigating in the field,” Edo revealed.


After the material discussion was finished, the participants conducted a discussion in taking steps for Investigation writing on social media as the initial step of material continuation which had been delivered by the speaker.



Second Day of Anti-Corruption School “Investigative Journalist”
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