How to find secrets and story ideas in bankruptcy court records (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)
Expand your reporting into bankruptcy court filings, where journalists can uncover how businesses and people ended up in financial trouble, key details like a bankrupt person’s salary or monthly mortgage payment amount and sources who can help round out a story’s truths. Learn which PACER imitator websites work best for following unfolding cases, finding story ideas or digging up otherwise secret information, such as legal settlements or vendor contracts.
Katy Stech Ferek covers bankruptcy for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Pro Bankruptcy with a focus on and mid-sized businesses, struggling municipalities and U.S. bankruptcy code reforms. A Syracuse grad, she has worked for newspapers in Charleston, S.C., Rochester, N.Y., and her hometown of Duluth, Minn. @katystech
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