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A presentation I gave at the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Miami.

A presentation I gave at the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Miami.

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  • 1. From porn to pork bellies Uncovering the naked news on the business beat By L.A. Lorek
  • 2. Follow the Money
  • 3.
    • “ Editors deal with investigative projects like the Supreme Court deals with pornography. They think they will just know it when they see it,’’ New York Times Walt Bogdanich
  • 4. Business Projects
    • For business beat reporters there’s never been a better time to do investigative projects
  • 5. Technology makes it
  • 6. Where are the ideas?
  • 7. Doing projects on the beat
    • Start small and grow
  • 8. Military contracting
  • 9. Tax abatements & incentives
  • 10. Probate Problems
  • 11. Courthouse documents
  • 12. Companies with environmental issues
  • 13. Consumer complaints
  • 14. What is a pork belly?
  • 15. Where to get more information? BusinessJournalism.org Sabew.org IRE.org Create your own field trips
  • 16. Make sure to attend IRE conferences to learn even more