Nurturing Newsroom Talent With Local Investigations

September 2008
Nieman Reports;Fall2008, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p33
The article presents a first person account of the management and editing of investigative reporting at "The Miami Herald" newspaper in Miami, Florida. Due to staff losses mandated by financial problems, the newspaper restructured its investigative reporting. Rather than an independent unit of reporters and editors who generate their own stories, the "Herald" creates impromptu units to deal with each proposed story. These units consist of a single investigative reporter working with the "best" reporters who cover the field related to the story on a daily basis, such as a police reporter, local government reporter, or business reporter.


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