When the Washington, DC police chief bristled over a question about witness executions, Washington Post reporter Cheryl W. Thompson knew she was on to something. On this episode we’ll be talking to Thompson about her investigation into witness killings and intimidation. And for the second half of the show we dug into our audio archives for some interview tips from Tisha Thompson, an investigative reporter at NBC4 Washington.
Looking for links to the stories, resources and events we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Read Cheryl Thompson’s investigation into witness killings on the Washington Post’s website
- Members only: Download Cheryl Thompson’s 2015 tipsheet on covering law enforcement and crime
- Members only: Download Cheryl Thompson’s 2011 tipsheet “Strategies for Covering the Police Beat and Doing Quick Enterprise Stories”
- Watch Tisha Thompson’s investigation into sexual assaults against U.S. Postal Service employees
- Members only: Listen to Tisha Thompson’s “Art of the Interview” session from the 2015 Washington DC Watchdog Workshop. Accompanying slides are available here.