Every reporter can be a watchdog reporter, no matter the beat. This session will cover how to integrate watchdog into your shift, with tips on time management and organization, plus examples of daily watchdog stories.
Lee Rood has been a reporter and editor at the Register for 20 years. In January 2013, she created The Reader's Watchdog to help Iowans seek accountability from government, business and nonprofits. Before becoming a columnist, she was the Register's investigative editor, producing and writing several award-winning projects that spurred new state and national legislation, led to criminal investigations and produced wide-ranging results for everyday Iowans.
Lee Rood put together this tipsheet to help you incorporate watchdog techniques into you daily reporting.