By Doug Haddix
IRE training director
Time management can be a reporter’s biggest challenge when it comes to watchdog stories.
During a recent Better Watchdog Workshop in Denver, two seasoned investigative journalists shared tips and tricks they’ve learned to make time for the big story.
Advice and tips came from Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Laura Frank of the I-News Network based in Denver. Rutledge drew examples from her “Cashing in on Kids” series about fraud in tax-subsidized day care – winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. Frank recalled lessons learned from her award-winning investigations at the Rocky Mountain News and other newspapers where she worked before founding the nonprofit news center.
Here’s a sampling of their time-management tips:
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