Doing watchdog journalism with limited time

  • Event: 2015 Nashville Higher Education Workshop
  • Speaker: Nancy Amons of WSMV-Nashville
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 14 at 12:00pm
  • Location: Lecture Hall
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Choose from one of the 3 sessions offered during this time slot.

Most journalists aren’t handed big chunks of time to dig into stories, whether on campus or in professional newsrooms. Get some strategies to do enterprise work that doesn’t have to monopolize your time.

Speaker Bios

  • Nancy has been at WSMV in Nashville for more than 30 years. She  currently  specializes in quick-turn investigations. Her investigations in 2017 and 2018 resulted in seven felony convictions, including the imprisonment of a Tennessee judge and a Tennessee sheriff.  When Nancy is not at work she is usually  on the dance floor. 

Related Tipsheets

  • Investigative Hotlinks
    Investigative reporter Nancy Amons provides links on how to background individuals by looking up property records, checking sex offender registrations, contractor licenses and much more. Tips include Tennessee specific and national sites. Amons also includes where to find great story ideas.

  • Quick-Hit Investigations: Daily Deadlines Don't Mean Dull Stories
    Investigative reporter Nancy Amons walks you through how to quickly and accurately investigate breaking news in this PowerPoint presentation. She points out links to have on hand when a story breaks and tips that will keep you organized while the clock ticks.