On the Road : October 2011

Piercing the secrecy of private companies

Investigating private companies can stymie even the most dogged reporter. They aren’t subject to Sunshine requests and they don’t file paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But chances are, you can still find out a lot about most of them.

Ames Alexander, a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, detailed some of these strategies at a recent training seminar in Charlotte, N.C. Here are a few of the insights that Alexander shared:

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