Investigative Reporter's Handbook: A Guide to Documents, Databases, and Techniques

Brant Houston, Mark Horvit, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

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Published with Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook, Sixth Edition, is the best-selling classroom and newsroom classic, fully updated to reflect today’s digital media landscape. Useful as a textbook in advanced journalism courses and as a reference for professional journalists, the text is packed with timely and fundamental lessons about investigative reporting -- everything from gathering sources and tracking information to conducting an ethical investigation across a wide variety of beats.

Streamlined to focus on the most relevant and up-to-date information available, the sixth edition spotlights the latest techniques and challenges in the profession--from conducting database research to handling whistleblowers-- and includes two brand new chapters on essential topics: working collaboratively (Ch. 8) and investigating social justice issues (Ch. 16).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBedford/St. Martin's
ISBN (Electronic)9781319362065
ISBN (Print)9781319102845
StatePublished - Jun 2020


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