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Author Burstiner, Marcy, author

Title Investigative reporting from premise to publication / Marcy Burstiner
Edition Second edition
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Part I Getting Started -- 1 What Is Investigative Reporting? -- 2 Finding the Story -- 3 Setting Up the Investigation -- Part II Gathering Information -- 4 Finding Human Sources -- 5 Documenting the Investigation -- 6 Public Records -- 7 The Interview Process -- 8 Finding and Using Data -- 9 Building Your Own Database -- Part III Writing and Publishing the Story -- 10 Analyzing a Big Story -- 11 Writing the Story -- 12 Legal and Ethical Considerations -- 13 Bulletproofing the Investigation -- 14 Pitching the Story -- Appendix -- Index
Summary Investigative Reporting provides a step-by-step approach for tackling any investigative story, teaching reporters the skills they need to overcome common obstacles during investigative work. Experienced reporter and instructor, Marcy Burstiner offers readers guidance on how to identify story ideas, craft a premise, seek out human sources and documents, file public records requests, and analyze data. Including tips and advice from student and professional reporters, this comprehensive textbook also offers strategies for conducting interviews and for organizing information into a compelling story or series of stories that engage the reader through multimedia storytelling.A new chapter on creating a fact-checking system.A section on careers in investigative journalism.Extensive discussion of data reporting and analysis for investigative projects.Guidance on how to request public records using state public records acts and how to appeal denials of public records requests.Highlights of the new edition include:Instruction on the use of free, collaborative tools for organizing, sharing and analyzing information.Interviews with student investigative reporters from colleges across the country, with professional investigative reporters from non-profit news organizations, emerging journalistic outlets and advocacy publications, and with staff and freelance reporters who produce stories for mainstream radio, television, print and online news organizations.Updated examples and anatomies of news stories
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Subject Investigative reporting
Investigative reporting.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203702301
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1351333054
1351333062
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