The juggling act: Balancing beat reporting with investigative work

Number 5697
Subject Reporting
Source Sarah Karp, Rob O'Dell and Sean Sullivan
Affiliation WBEZ Public Radio, The Arizona Republic and NJ Advance Media
Year 2018
Summary This tipsheet tries to answer the age-old question beat reporters have been asking since the beginning of time: How do you balance doing daily work with pursuing investigative work? This tipsheet offers tips on how you can excel at both speeds. Topics include: using quick-turns and dailies to fuel your bigger projects, techniques for ensuring you won’t get beat on competitive stories, using the news cycle to propel your investigation, and managing your editors and (more importantly) yourself.
Tags beat reporting; investigations; quick-turns; dailies; bigger projects
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