Investigative Reporting Ideas and Other Tips

Following AAN’s convention in Toronto, content from all the tracks will be posted in the online resource library. As of today, content from the editorial investigative reporting story generation panel is available. The panel was the winning idea from AAN’s story panel competition. Attendees generated potential investigative ideas that can be used across markets, and also began brainstorming potential stories that AAN parties could undertake as a team effort.

The full list of story ideas is now posted, along with investigative reporting tips generated by panelist Chris Twarowski, a senior investigative reporter from Long Island Press, who was joined by New Times Broward-Palm Beach reporter Lisa Rab and Pittsburgh City Paper editor Chris Potter in judging and awarding prizes for the ideas generated during the session. Monterey County Weekly CEO Bradley Zeve, who created the panel, also was its moderator.

Also in the library are tips to cultivate an online culture in your newsroom, which were created by Matt Kettmann, senior editor at the Santa Barbara Independent. Kettmann was the second place winner in the panel competition for his topic, and led an editorial round table on the opening day of the conference.

The online resource library is for members only. Any AAN member can access the materials by logging into a personal AAN account. To set up an account, please click here.

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