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Resource ID: #30271
Source: Michael Biesecker, Brendan McCarthy, Melissa Segura
Affiliation: Boston Globe, Independent journalist, The Associated Press
Date: 2023-06-22



Audio recording of "How to background people in an hour," a session at the IRE 2023 conference in Orlando on Thursday, June 22, 2023.

Session description: Whether covering a mass shooting or a breaking political scandal, reporters need to know how to thoroughly and quickly background people involved in breaking news events. In this panel, journalists will share concrete tips about mining social media accounts, maximizing Nexis searches, accessing public records online, finding friends and relatives and turning hunches into distinctive stories.

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