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Tip of the day

The FBI may keep most information close-to-the-chest, but journalists can get files on deceased individuals pretty easily.

Reporting Tips


October 17, 2017—5 minute read

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

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


Reporting 101


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.


How I Got the Story


January 30, 2017—15 minute read

Journalist Leonora LaPeter Anton talks about how she and her team reported their award-winning article.

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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