Source:2009 IRE Conference (Baltimore, Md.)Sharyl Attkisson; James Grimaldi; Serge Kovaleski
Attkisson gives tips on getting up to speed on new stories/investigations. She stesses the importance of "getting on the scene" as imperative to really understanding the story. She identifies different tactics to understanding the importance of what you're covering - understanding why it is significant; following money trails; finding contradictions; etc.