Managing and Juggling: How to Cover a Beat and Still Produce

Number 2271
Subject Beat Reporting
Source Mary Shanklin
Affiliation Orlando Sentinel
Year 2005
Summary Mary Shanklin's tipsheet explains how to pursue an investigative story step-by-step. She has advice for time management, how to pitch the story to your editor, and estimating how much time you will need. Other important points include how to make a budget and stick to it, when to request data, when to set up interviews, and how to organize data you gather along the way.
Tags beat reporting; data analysis; travel; writing; fact-checking
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