As an assignment, teams of students have to do an investigative journalism report in 10 weeks. They do their investigation and also plan an innovative way to tell the story, a design for the journalistic case. Then the editors of the main Dutch quality news organizations are invited to listen as the students pitch their ideas to them, and the editors obtain the rights to buy the stories. The students not only work for the school but for real, and they are enabled to do the actual journalistic story with the resources of the news organizations that have bought the stories. This teaches the students to think creatively and innovatively and do the serious work of investigative reporting with the technical assistance of the news organization professionals.
This good practices is mainly informed by the interview with Mark Deuze, Professor at University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies