Curliss' tipsheet provides advice in three areas. He outlines an approach to doing investigative journalism while on the daily beat, such as working on short-term, mid-term and long-term projects simultaneously so that you "keep pulling on a string for an enterprise piece." He notes some broad areas to explore, such as background checks and bond referenda. And he summarizes a bevy of helpful databases and websites, such as www.landings.com and www.switchboard.com.
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