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Hard-earned tips on how to stay nimble when current events supplant your grand reporting plans.
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Are our identities and backgrounds liabilities or strengths in journalism? A reporter shares her takeaways from interviewing immigration advocates.
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"The problem was, I was being played," writes contributor Bill Heisel. "The giant petrochemical company, Arco, had the city of Butte and the state of Montana outmatched."
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A reporter's quest to find those working to end the maternal mortality crisis takes her to California. Here's what she learned along the way.
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In quick-hit coverage of health policy, it’s easy to skip the tough task of tracking down real families struggling to afford insurance and find health care. But their stories are essential.
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Ellen Gabler offered a candid portrait of the many roadblocks she faced while reporting her big story on a troubled pediatric heart surgery program at UNC.
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What’s the best way to vet the tips and decide which to pursue? These are the steps the Tampa Bay Times' deputy investigations editor takes and the records she seeks out.
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Roads are a key to everything, a reporter quickly finds out while traveling through the Navajo Nation.
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Researchers offer reporters some tips for avoiding common pitfalls when talking about the effect of socioeconomic status on health.
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With deadlines looming, I was able to publish a feature-length story just a week after receiving data files with tens of millions of data points. Here's how I did it.

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