Source:R.G. Dunlop, Katrice Hardy and Phil Williams
Affiliation:Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, The Greenville News and WTVF-Nashville
Months of watchdog work ends with compelling journalism, and sometimes also fallout from the subjects the stories are written about or others in your community. In some cases, the reaction means sources you once freely spoke to will no longer talk, or your FOIA requests become waiting games or go unanswered. It can be even more extreme: The subjects of the stories harm themselves or others. How do reporters and editors handle the fallout when the big projects are over? We will discuss tips for both reporters and editors who find themselves in similar situations.