Subject:Educators roundtable: How to teach investigative and computer-assisted reporting
Source:Atlanta_IRE_Annual_2004Jay Perkins; Len Strazewski
Affiliation:Louisiana State University;Columbia College-Chicago
"Nonprofits are a great unexplored area of coverage at most media operations. They also are a great resource for teaching student reporters the basics of using financial records and governmental documents to pierce the veil of secrecy that private groups work behind. Unlike private businesses, nonprofits do have to file a public income tax return and this can be a great starting point in the teaching process."