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Resource ID: #1829
Subject: Building and analyzing your own database for reporting and stories
Source: Charlotte NICAR 2003Ted Mellnik; David Raynor; Jim Hopkins
Affiliation: Charlotte Observer;News & Observer;USA Today
Date: 2003



Meitrodt goes through a case study of the Times Picayune story on riverboat pilots and a smaller summary of racial discrimination in New Orleans. He uses these stories as examples of how building your own database can lead to interesting new angles. Tips and hints on how they did their projects and how they can help you come along in this tipsheet as well.

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