A document state of mind: How records and data lead to good journalism

A document state of mind: How records and data lead to good journalism

Federal court records in money laundering caseHere’s a well-articulated explanation of why it’s important for journalists to seek out documents and data. Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois, and the former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

It’s great to see IRE set up a YouTube channel where hopefully we’ll see videos with more tips and advice for journalists and bloggers who want to learn how to dig for information.