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10 Investigative Questions to Ask after a Natural Disaster

A good starting point for watchdog reporters is to eliminate the idea that damage from natural disasters like the earthquake in Turkey are simply “acts of nature,” and rather think of it as a mix of hazardous events and human actions. With that in mind, here are 10 questions for investigative editors and reporters to ask — of their sources, and of themselves.

How to Report on Scientific Findings

When news outlets report that new research studies prove something, they’re almost certainly wrong. They find evidence — sometimes, extraordinarily strong evidence. It’s important journalists understand that science is an ongoing process of collecting and interrogating evidence, with each new discovery building on or raising questions about earlier discoveries.

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