By Jackie Faye June 24, 2015
It took New York Times investigative reporters Louise Story and Stephanie Saul a year to uncover the 200 shell companies behind some of New York’s priciest real estate at the Time Warner Center. We go behind the scenes with Story to discuss their reporting process.
By Jackie Faye April 30, 2015
Twenty five years ago, tire and rubber giant Firestone helped Liberian warlord Charles Taylor rise to power. We went behind the scenes with T. Christian Miller and Jonathan Jones on their recent ProPublica-PBS Frontline investigation of the facts in the case.
By the Editors April 23, 2015
A Q&A with Davey Alba, who covered the Pao trial for Wired magazine.
By Jackie Faye March 10, 2015
Did the iconic charity misspend funds during Hurricane Sandy? CoveringBusiness spoke with reporters Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott about how they dug up the answer to this question in their recent investigative report on the subject.
By Minsi Chung February 17, 2015
Newley Purnell of the Wall Street Journal says being accurate and getting the story right is the best way to build a source network, but that it’s often the people you least expect to know about your beat who provide the freshest ideas.
By Jackie Faye February 9, 2015
Award-winning New York Times reporter Louise Story takes us through her last big investigative project–on state and local incentives for corporations–step by step.
By Felipe Ossa January 12, 2015
The widely followed financial journalist talks to Covering Business about the digital storytelling he’s doing for his new gig at Fusion, his upcoming video series “Let Me Tell You,” and the rise of “explainer” journalism.
By Alex Plough December 29, 2014
Alex Plough interviews Rob Barry, an award-winning investigative reporter who specializes in the art and science of data mining, about how he does his best work.
By Jacob Kushner December 16, 2014
Sometimes there is a single expert who’s the ‘gatekeeper’ to a castle of information and contacts on a business or deal a reporter is investigating. What can a journalist do to gain the trust of such an expert– and what does the expert expect from the journalist in return?
By Sameepa Shetty November 3, 2014
Patricia Sabga, veteran war correspondent and global economics reporter for Al Jazeera America, offers some advice for journalists covering business in conflict zones: Protect yourself, think like the military and ask simple questions.
By Marni Usheroff October 13, 2014
While the gadget beat might seem pretty straightforward there’s more to quality coverage than one might realize. We chatted with Gizmodo’s reviews editor, Sean Hollister, about what makes a good gadgets reporter.
By the Editors September 22, 2014
Cross-border crime and corruption have ballooned in recent years, in tandem with globalization. According to United Nations estimates they now generate around $870 billion in profits a year for criminal organizations. These illicit networks are ripe for investigative coverage, and yet, investigative journalists often struggle to cover them.
By Covering Business March 15, 2012
The Financial Times columnist discusses journalism and the banking industry.
By Covering Business March 2, 2012
The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter discusses regulation, source development and objectivity.
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