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Investigating Local Government

Number 3443
Subject Government
Source Nigel Jaquiss
State Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.)
Year 2010
Publication Date Watchdog Workshop (Eugene, Ore.)
Summary Jaquiss tipsheet covers tips for investigating local government. He stressed the importance of knowing your sources and their motivations and the understanding what documents you're looking for and what is available. Jaquiss says, "Your job in covering local government is to explain to readers how resources are being allocated. You work for your readers, not elected officials or your sources. Do not be a stenographer."
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