People who live in disadvantaged communities are resigned to reporters dropping in to cover tragedy or systemic problems. But it’s important to cover the good times too, said Nashville Public Radio’s Meribah Knight during a recent IRE panel.
I had always heard investigative reporting discussed in terms of corporate and government accountability. Reporters seek the information that others have overlooked or intentionally sought to suppress. We pursue a topic over weeks or months, reaching out to every potential source and obtaining any available documents before offering the public the most complete, accurate understanding …
The number of nonprofit newsrooms is growing as local outlets disappear around the country.
At the 2021 virtual IRE journalism conference on June 14, two Florida reporters showcased their favorite local stories from the past year, including “really great tips that we basically think you can steal.”