Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporters Research Guide

Paperback | December 12, 2014

byRobert Cribb, Dean Jobb, David Mckie

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Now it its third edition, Digging Deeper continues to offer Canadian journalism students the tools they need to enter the fast-paced world of investigative reporting. Written by a team of award-winning journalists, this comprehensive guide outlines how to develop story ideas, conductresearch, pitch stories, and turn raw information into compelling investigative reports for print, radio, television, and the Web.

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Now it its third edition, Digging Deeper continues to offer Canadian journalism students the tools they need to enter the fast-paced world of investigative reporting. Written by a team of award-winning journalists, this comprehensive guide outlines how to develop story ideas, conductresearch, pitch stories, and turn raw information in...

Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. In addition to actively working in the field, he is also a journalism instructor at Ryerson University. Dean Jobb is a former reporter, editor, and columnist for the Halifax Herald and teaches investigative reporting and editing at the University of King's ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:December 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199008493

ISBN - 13:9780199008490

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPart One: Getting Started1. An Introduction to Investigative Journalism2. The Nuts and Bolts of InvestigationsPart Two: The Key Primary Resources3. Building a Foundation: Gathering Information Already Published or Broadcast4. Using Public Records5. Accessing Laws and Justice System Records6. Digging into the Past: Using Historical ResourcesPart Three: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Special Investigations7. Researching and Finding People8. Getting People to Talk: The Art of the Interview9. Following the Money: Seeing the Business Angle in Any Story10. Getting Behind Closed Doors: Using the Information Laws11. Data JournalismPart Four: Putting It All to Work12. Organizing, Writing, and Libel-Proofing the Investigative StoryAppendix A: Finance FactsNotesIndex

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"Digging Deeper is very useful because it is designed for Canadian journalists. . . . I like the focus on investigative reporting - both simple and highly technical - as well as the Canadian laws and regulations that students need to know." --Gillian Steward, Mount Royal University