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Resource ID: #3156
Source: IRE Annual - Miami (June 2008)Jon Burstein; Mark Greenblatt
Date: 2008



The author offers tips for developing the cops and courts beat. He suggests spending a lot of time at the court house and getting to know key players, like judges, bailiffs, and law clerks. Burstein also discusses documents like search warrants and probable cause affidavits which are stored at the court house and could lead to good story ideas. Finally, the tipsheet includes some story ideas that go beyond the criminal trials one expects from a courts reporter.

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