What is that politician hiding? And other backgrounding tips

Number 5673
Subject Backgrounding
Source Steve Eder and James Grimaldi
Affiliation The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
Year 2018
Summary Election season is upon us. We’ll discuss the best tips, websites and tools for scrubbing candidates at all levels of government, from the Trump administration to City Hall to the courthouse. We’ll show you how to investigate through politicians' business ties, past work experience, public records and even family to find potential conflicts of interest while writing the investigative profile — plus other stories that help inform readers. You'll learn backgrounding techniques that can be used for stories about politicos in the never-ending election season or for profiles about everyday individuals in your community.
Tags backgrounding; politicians; public records; candidates; government; elections
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