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The Journal Sentinel's James Causey draws on his deep reporting journeys in his native 53206 ZIP to distill seven essential reporting tips.
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
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It’s exciting to talk about going to jail to protect a source. But it’s much more practical to talk about how you can keep yourself out of court entirely.
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The most successful projects are built on a reporter's ability to keep track of everything. Here are seven tips for getting underway on that next big project.
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For reporters on the health beat, Medicaid is a vital source of watchdog stories. Check out these six great tips from veteran journalists on how to investigate Medicaid stories at local and regional outlets.
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What can you do to make sure you’re not in a position where outing a source is an option?
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How reporters can find patients to interview while absorbing valuable background on Twitter.
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Veteran health care business reporter Chad Terhune of KHN shares essential tips for delving into the finances of health care companies.
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Have you thought about using data and public records to investigate medical marijuana in your state? Here are some great places to start.
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By aggressively documenting a patient’s conditions, insurers can inflate the amount of money they get from Medicare Advantage patients. Here's what reporters should understand about the hidden practice of "upcoding."

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