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Investigative reporting

Covering insurance: A few of the challenges

Our popular business beat basics series is now available all in one place in ebook form for your convenience. Go here to download the Reynolds Center’s free ebook, Business Beat

Database of product injuries, deaths available from IRE

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is offering the Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s injury and death database. The 2006-2009 data includes records on more than 13,500 deaths, 100,000 injuries or potential

ProPublica used Google Refine to clean up data

Dan Nguyen of the nonprofit investigative site ProPublica.org worked with reporters Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber to produce the “Dollars for Docs” package looking at doctors and the money they receive from pharmaceutical

Timeline leads Idaho reporter to awards

Ben Botkin of the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, checked the dates on a local college’s bidding process and found some discrepancies. His story starts: “On June 15, College of

Q&A with investigative journalist Gary Cohn

Gary Cohn is an investigative reporter based in Santa Monica, California. He is a 1998 Pulitzer Prize winner and the recipient of the 2009 Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative

Backgrounding people and businesses

Jaimi Dowdell, training director for IRE, recommended that you have a strategy when it comes to using the Web as an investigative tool. “Know what you’re after,” she told sessions

Resources for investigative reporting

Alec Klein is an award-winning investigative business journalist, bestselling author, and journalism professor at Northwestern University. The following is a handout from his Reynolds Center Webinar on investigative reporting. The

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