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Browse more 5,000 tipsheets from our national conferences and Watchdog Workshops on how to cover specific beats, conduct a great interview and learn countless tips on where to find the information you need.

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  • Digital sleuthing

    When news breaks, you need to be nimble and smart in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what’s real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone.

    Tags: social media; digital; deadline; investigative; backgrounding; verification; web

    By Doug Haddix

    2018

  • Data for breaking news

    When news breaks, be ready to pounce with key data sets that give you an investigative edge over the competition. Dig deeper with data and other resources across topics including aviation, federal spending, workplace safety, crime, business and weather.

    Tags: breaking news; data; deadlines; investigative; investigations

    By Stephen Stock

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    When news breaks, you need to be nimble and smart in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what’s real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone.

    Tags: social media; digital; deadline; investigative; backgrounding

    By Doug Haddix

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone, from Denise Malan.

    Tags: social media; digital; deadline; investigative; backgrounding

    By Denise Malan

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone, from IRE trainer Cody Winchester.

    Tags: facebook; twitter; social media; sleuthing; digital; online; deadlines

    By Cody Winchester

    2018

  • Web search & social media for investigators

    From better search techniques to the invisible Web, how to find reliable information on deadline and for enterprise stories. Tips on more effective Web searches, the latest search engines, data sites and other practical information you can use immediately to background sources and companies.

    Tags: web search; search engines; enterprise; social media

    By Mark Walker

    2018

  • First graphics app tutorial

    A step-by-step guide to publishing a standalone story from a dataset. This tutorial will show you how journalists at America’s top news organizations escape rigid content-management systems to publish custom interactive graphics on deadline. You will get hands-on experience in every stage of the development process, writing JavaScript, HTML and CSS within a Node.js framework. You won’t stop until you’ve deployed a working application on the World Wide Web. http://www.firstgraphicsapp.org/

    Tags: graphics; story; dataset

    By Dana Amihere; Armand Emamdjomeh; Ben Welsh

    2018

  • Web search & social media for investigators

    From better search techniques to the invisible Web, how to find reliable information on deadline and for enterprise stories. Tips on more effective Web searches, the latest search engines, data sites and other practical information you can use immediately to background sources and companies.

    Tags: search engine; social media; web; internet; data

    By Denise Malan

    2018

  • Watchdog on deadline

    Ron Lin, metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times, lays out in his 50+ slides everything you need to know when breaking news hits. Lin offers tips on data, documents and sources you can use on deadline to beef up your breaking news coverage.

    Tags: breaking news

    By Ron Lin

    2017

  • Web for watchdogs

    IRE training director Cody Winchester offers great tips on how to more effectively search the web web, how to find reliable information on deadline, and lists the latest search engines, data sites and other practical information you can use immediately.

    Tags: backgrounding; research; social media; free tools

    By Cody Winchester

    2017