Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Reporting in the Line of Fire

For more about reporters at risk, see The Committee to Protect Journalists.

'So How Do You Know That?'

That's one of the best questions a public affairs reporter can ask.

Comparing what your hear with the vast knowlege in your head is the crucial next step. Does that make sense? Does it add up?

A little math can help. Here's a basic online primer with examples from today's discussion.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

On the Record: There's Truth in Public Documents

The key is knowing where to look. The Society of Professional Journalists has put together a great guide to help you figure out what to look for in public records, where to find them and how to persuade record keepers to turn them over.