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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  • Hidden gems in international data

    Whether you work in the United States or abroad, international data may bolster your stories, reveal hidden connections and inspire new leads. In this panel, you'll learn about proven winners from journalists who've mined international data sets for watchdog and enterprise stories.

    Tags: international data; international reporting

    By John Bones

    2018

  • Covering immigrant communities

    As immigration protests, crackdowns and policy fights become more common, it can be easy to lose sight of many other issues that impact immigrant communities. This tipsheet covers strategies to spot and report stories beyond immigration enforcement — although we will touch on how to deal with government agencies too. This tipsheet also teaches about building sources who can be reluctant to talk, broadening stories beyond the anecdote, covering immigration issues even if it's not your regular beat or jumping into your first project and reporting enterprise stories if you are a beat immigration reporter.

    Tags: immigrant communities; immigration; immigrant issues

    By Howard Berkes, Brittny Mejia, Maria Perez and Perla Trevizo

    2018

  • Multimedia storytelling: putting it together for impact

    Transform your website into a must-see site for your community. Multimedia storytelling tips will cover text, visuals and interactives. These days, no one really is a "print" reporter or "broadcaster." The tools of the trade -- words, images, video, audio, searchable data, interactive graphics and maps -- are available regardless of primary platform. See success stories and ways to work across multiple platforms to produce stronger enterprise stories.

    Tags: storytelling; multimedia; visuals; interactives; audio; video; graphics

    By Hannah Sender

    2019

  • Enterprise stories for TV

    Learn the best practices to make enterprise stories for television.

    Tags: enterprise stories; television

    By Harry Hairston

    2019

  • Digital storytelling

    Transform your website into a must-see site for your community. Multimedia storytelling tips will cover text, visuals and interactives. These days, no one really is a "print" reporter or "broadcaster." The tools of the trade — words, images, video, audio, searchable data, interactive graphics and maps — are available regardless of primary platform. See success stories and ways to work across multiple platforms to produce stronger enterprise stories.

    Tags: digital; online; web; visuals; interactive; website

    By Megan Christie

    2018

  • Online sleuthing

    Doug Haddix, IRE executive director, helped journalists who attended the 2018 Palm Springs Watchdog Workshop learn advanced tricks and tips for mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites during breaking news and for enterprise stories. Haddix talked aobut how to do geographic searches to find sources, visuals and other material near a specific address or in a particular city as well as discover ways to automate tasks to save time and run searches by location, hash tags and more.

    Tags: facebook; twitter; linkedin; internet; social media; computer-assisted reporting; CAR

    By Doug Haddix

    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

  • 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

  • Quick-hit investigations

    Strategies, story ideas, resources and tips for watchdog stories on a variety of beats.  How to produce meaty enterprise stories that may take a few days or a few weeks rather than months.

    Tags: quick; fast; stories; beat; enterprise

    By Shawn McIntosh

    2017

  • Web for Watchdogs

    Find documents and databases on deadline with better search techniques and the invisible Web. Learn how to locate reliable websites for enterprise stories and receive guidance on the best social media tools for your next investigation.

    Tags: web; search; enterprise; social media

    By Doug Haddix

    2017