When a story breaks, speed is key. But so are depth, context and accuracy. So how do you cover the news while simultaneously digging deeper? This week we’re talking about investigating breaking news. Our speakers will cover everything from identifying sources on the scene to developing a plan for watchdog coverage. Here’s the lineup:
- Scott Friedman from KXAS-TV in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas explains the station’s three-step process for turning breaking news coverage into an ongoing and in-depth investigation.
- Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of the Washington Post, talks about how the paper got creative to find sources immediately following the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007.
- Jennifer Peck of Banjo discusses the free social media app and explains how journalists have used it to cover breaking news.
- Blair Hickman, previously of ProPublica, discusses how the non-profit newsroom used its audience to mine documents on spending during the 2012 presidential election.
- Brandon Quester of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting explains how to use the Public Insight Network to find sources.
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