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The Necessity of Background Research in Reporting

Many a reporter has fallen into the trap of running before they walk. They 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 the subject they’re investigating.

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A Vintage Way to Find Sources

An old-school method of getting numbers can still be your best tool for finding sources

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Bring Out Your Dead

Why you should always ask the FBI for its files on the deceased

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How to Obtain Gun Permit Records

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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Tweet Dreams

How to handle Twitter as a source

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