MANY A FREELANCER HAS CONDEMNED HERSELF TO AN EDITOR’S BLACKLIST FOR NOT FOLLOWING ESTABLISHED PITCH PROTOCOLS.
MANY A REPORTER MAY HAVE A TIP OR A HUNCH AND HEAD OFF FOR THE RACES WITHOUT DOING THE MOST BASIC AND FUNDAMENTAL STEP REQUIRED IN REPORTING: MASTERING...
AN OLD-SCHOOL METHOD OF GETTING NUMBERS CAN STILL BE YOUR BEST TOOL FOR FINDING SOURCES
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LexisNexis is known to most journalists. But it’s often a little-understood and overlooked tool whose power rests in how well you can master its various functions.
WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ASK THE FBI FOR ITS FILES ON THE DECEASED
YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IT, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE FOR REPORTERS TO OBTAIN LISTS OF AREA GUN OWNERS―INFORMATION THAT CAN OFTEN YIELD INTERESTING INFORMATION.
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SOMETIMES THE SIMPLE ACT OF FINDING A PERSON, WHETHER A WAR CRIMINAL, A WITNESS, A SPY, AN EXECUTIVE, A PRODIGY, A HERO, OR A FAMOUS JOURNALIST, IS THE...