A Source Guide: How to choose, reach and max out your news sources
Panel moderator: Link McKie, Journalism teacher; publication manager, NENPA Bulletin
Stephen Kurkjian, retired investigative reporter with The Boston Globe, shared in three Pulitzer Prizes as a founding member and former chief of The Globe Spotlight Team, and former chief of The Globe’s Washington Bureau
Kevin Landrigan, award-winning New Hampshire and New England political reporter and columnist who has interviewed every president in New Hampshire since sitting down with both Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter in 1980
Shelley Murphy, a Boston Globe reporter and co-author of the bestselling “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice”
She covers organized crime, legal affairs, criminal justice issues and breaking news. She also has been a deputy city editor, State House reporter, and investigative reporter on the Globe’s Spotlight Team. Murphy shared in the Globe’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Anne Karolyi, leads news operations for the Republican-American, Sunday Republican and rep-am.com
She’s spent 27 years in the team sport of newspapering, 20 of them in Connecticut, and has enjoyed helping reporters win national FOI awards, two Publick Occurences and a Morley L. Piper First Amendment Award under her watch, and three successive years of NENPA Newspaper of the Year honors in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
A panel of seasoned reporters and editors will discuss how you can most effectively use news sources in your reporting. Topics will include how to decide which sources to pursue; how to reach those who are difficult to reach and how to secure interviews with them; how best to gain the most, and most newsworthy, information from your sources; how to handle the often-prickly issue of anonymous and confidential sources. Your questions and comments are welcome in what we hope will be a discussion involving the audience as well as the panelists.