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The FBI may keep most information close-to-the-chest, but journalists can get files on deceased individuals pretty easily.
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Bring Out Your Dead
October 17, 2017—5 minute read
Why you should always ask the FBI for its files on the deceased
Gun Permit Records
October 6, 2017―5 minute read
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.
Sept. 29, 2017—3 minute read
How to handle Twitter as a source
Pitch an Investigative Story
February 6, 2017—10 minute read
There are established pitch protocols and without them, your blockbuster piece might never find an audience.
January 19, 2017—15 minute read
With fake news and misinformation at an all-time high, here’s how you can step up — and hold our leaders accountable.
December 15, 2014—15 minute read
The simple act of finding a person, whether a war criminal, a witness, or an executive, is the most important job of a journalist.
Insane. Invisible. In Danger
January 30, 2017—15 minute read
Journalist Leonora LaPeter Anton talks about how she and her team reported their award-winning article.
Breathless and Burdened
February 13, 2017—15 minute read
Journalist Chris Hamby talks about his reporting process for his 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
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