On the Road : April 2011

Stories for broadcast reporters to tackle this summer

By Kyle Deas

Graduate Student, University of Missouri

With spring sweeps here and the summer fast approaching, the enterprising broadcast reporter may be on the lookout for ways to make a splash. Here are a few ideas and resources for investigative stories with high public interest and a quick turnaround.

Boating accidents: If you live in an area where the summer means wake-boarding or fishing, then be sure to get your hands on NICAR's recently-updated boat accident database. It's a great resource for breaking news stories - you can instantly put recent accidents in a broader context. But once ...

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