On the Road : November 2009

Watchdog Wisdom at Duke University

By Jaimi Dowdell

IRE Training Director

Just as schools run students through drills for tornadoes and fires, journalists need to do drills to be prepared. One way to incorporate quick-hit, investigative techniques into your daily reporting is to practice and know what you and your newsroom are going to do when faced with breaking news, said Stuart Watson of WCNC Charlotte. This advice was just one example of the many nuggets of wisdom more than 60 attendees received at a recent Better Watchdog Workshop at Duke University.

Other samples of the great advice offered over the weekend include:

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