What are particularities of investigative reporting? How to differentiate investigative reporting from "standard" reporting? What is the role of an investigative reporter? How was investigative reporting created and how did it develop?

Ernest Hemingway once confided to George Plimpton during an interview that he rewrote the ending to "A Farewell to Arms" 39 times before he was satisfied. Why so many rewrites? Plimpton asked. Because, Hemingway responded, he wanted to get the words right.
Each reporter is different and each story is different. Gauge the needs and personalities of your staff and try these techniques as you think they fit the situations and people. Remember that you are working not just to improve the story at hand, but future stories as well. By Steve Butrry NTNG

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