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Resource ID: #2775
Subject: First day on the beat: Covering cops
Source: Ft_Worth_IRE_Annual_2006Tony Plohetski; Jeremy Kohler
Affiliation: Austin American-Statesman;St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: 2006



This thorough tipsheet is a guide for new crime reporters who want to excel immediately via two seasoned criminal justice reporters. It contains advice for cultivating sources, establishing your presence, obtaining records, and being thorough. It also includes one of Tony Plohetski's crime stories for the Austin-American Statesman to see the strategies at work.

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