Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jun 27

Find Public Records for Free

Before you pay for public records online, be sure to check out the option that some of what you want may be available for free. I  wish that all states put records on free in an easy-to-find way, but that’s … Read More

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Jun 22

Google Search Tips from Google Scientist

Ready Reporter missed IRE’s annual conference but did catch a helpful tweet and blog by John Tedesco, @John_Tedesco, San Antonio Express-News, in which he listed tips for online searching from one of Google’s top researchers, Daniel Russell.  So if you want … Read More

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Jun 04

Research Studies Might Be Story Leads

When you’re dry for story ideas, check out the Journalist’s Resource from the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. It peruses news research curates it on its website. The staff tries to choose relevant topics … Read More

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