Dozens of people packed a conference room at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship in Greensboro yesterday to attend an investigative journalism workshop held by the editors of Triad City Beat.
From Bennett College students to advocates concerned about Rich Fork Preserve in High Point, a wide milieu of people attended the afternoon session. The class taught attendees about several tools and databases that are useful for investigative research and provided hands-on assistance in finding relevant information about property records, campaign finance, police behavior, voter history, corporate records and more.
This is the second time Triad City Beat has held the introductory investigative journalism class. Based on interest, the newspaper plans to begin hosting the seminar more frequently and adding additional sessions with specific areas of focus including public-records requests and searching criminal records.
If you are interested in enrolling in a future TCB investigative class, please join our email list (on this website’s home page) or “like” the TCB Facebook page for updates.