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Investigative journalist Michael W. Hudson’s reporting tips

Michael W. Hudson spoke about the mortgage meltdown as a Reynolds Visiting Professional at Washington and

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Tips: investigate government subsidies to companies

Sometimes the allure of new jobs distracts people from tallying their actual cost. But Daniel Connolly

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More on ‘man-on-the-street’ interviews: people as experts

Janet Cho of the Cleveland Plain Dealer emailed me another tip after reading yesterday’s post about

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Get better responses in man-on-the-street interviews

A McClatchy Newspapers story based on “man-on-the-street” interviews with small-business owners nationwide garnered attention recently because

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Covering energy, utilities and mining: Glossary

Oil producers: These are the companies that extract crude oil and gas from the ground. The

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Covering energy, utilities and mining: Resources

National Response Center: This site contains statistics about every kind of chemical, radiological, or biological discharge

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Covering energy, utilities and mining: Challenges

From securing access to interview an oil executive to maneuvering through complicated scientific arguments, reporters covering

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Localizing energy, utilities and mining

Energy, utilities and mining operations pervade American life. The reporter at a medium or small-sized daily

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Covering energy, utilities and mining: Introduction

So you want to write about energy and mining. Good choice – this beat covers one

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Fishing, logging, mining top most dangerous jobs

It sort of got overlooked in the hubbub over Hurricane Irene and the ongoing coverage of

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