Backgrounding like a boss: Perfecting your 15-minute background check and why you should do it every time

Number 5726
Subject Backgrounding
Source Kate Howard
Affiliation Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
Year 2018
Summary How are you sure that great source with the perfect quote isn't too good to be true? Even great reporters can get tricked by fake names or sketchy backgrounds. This tipsheet walks through some websites and strategies you can use to create a routine and spot potential red flags before you get burned. This tipsheet is great for new reporters or anyone who wants to background people more thoroughly.
Tags backgrounding; sources; sourcing; fake names; sketchy backgrounds; background check
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