There are some phone calls that will always be hard to make as a reporter. Reaching out to grieving relatives in the wake of a death is one of them. On this episode, Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Jeff Meitrodt discusses what it was like to do that over and over again as he pieced together a powerful four-part investigation on deaths on family farms.
Looking for links to the stories, resources and events we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Read Jeff’s four-part investigation, “Tragic Harvest” on the Star Tribune’s website.
- Members only: Download a 2015 guide to using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data to provide information for stories.
- Members only: Download a list of tips and resources on environmental reporting. Includes information on using data to report and verify a story, souring, using scientific research and much more.