Managing and Juggling: How to do investigative reporting on the beat

Number 2255
Subject Beat Reporting
Source Gerry Lanosga
Affiliation WTHR-Indianapolis
Year 2004
Summary There never seems to be enough time to incorporate investigative into beat reporting. Lanosga provides some very practical and specific ideas for adding an investigative spin to daily stories. The author also offers tips for convincing editors to give reporters time and resources for investigative projects. This tipsheet also includes a list of Web sites useful for backgrounding individuals.
Tags beat reporting; investigative reporting; time management; story ideas; backgrounding; Internet; Web sites; daily stories; public documents; government contracts; computer-assisted reporting
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Panelists Gerry Lanosga