Tipsheets

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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  • Under pressure: Real life in real time with breaking news

    It’s become one of the hottest sessions at every IRE Conference. How would you and your newsroom fare in digging out little-known facts and information under the pressure of a breaking news deadline? One of the best ways to get better is to practice. This is a real-life scenario where you can learn to break news without leaving your computer. The skills learned in this session can also be used for turning daily general assignment stories when there’s not breaking news. This session regularly fills up and the tipsheet that comes with it is in high demand. If you’re interested, get there early to get a seat.

    Tags: breaking news; investigations; under pressure; deadline

    By Stephen Stock

    2018

  • Freelance investigations

    An investigator has to juggle more than the average reporter - long lead time, high expectations, a wide variety of tasks and deadlines (or sometimes worse, no deadlines). That's even more pronounced for freelancers. How do you know when you have a good enough investigation to pitch? How deep do you dive before you know you're getting paid? How do you build sources without a household name?

    Tags: freelancing; freelance investigations; freelancers

    By Samantha Sunne, Hilary Niles, Cat Ferguson and Mc Nelly Torres

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    Learn some handy tips and strategies to be an effective digital sleuth on a deadline.

    Tags: digital sleuth; researcher; deadline reporting

    By Denise Malan

    2019

  • 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