United States Agency for Global Media

Investigative Reporting/Editorial Practices Training

September 2014

In the Affiliate Training sessions for investigative reporting and editorial practices, the main goals were to build the capacity of local, independent media to create the journalistic content that Ukrainian society needs and to help grow USIM audiences in Ukraine. Both training projects in Kyiv demonstrated the need to strengthen our mission in serving as a model for local media by providing affiliates with the best training expertise in the region. In the investigative reporting training identifying topics for journalistic investigation, formulating the main question, and working with data-bases of Panama, UK, Czech Republic, US, Ukraine, Russia were all discussed. For the TV production training session team building, role distribution and daily duties, on camera skills hands-on session for moderators, and production mistakes and how to avoid them were all investigated by participants.