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Welcome to the Going Beyond
the Agenda: Investigating Local
Government seminar site. Here you'll find
a variety of resources collected from this
Western Knight Center seminar that was held
in Los Angeles April 20th to 23rd. All of the presentations, including video and PowerPoints, are featured here, including articles about each session.


Use Documents and Computer-Assisted Reporting to Follow the Money

One of the oldest clichés in journalism is “Follow the money,” because the money trail will eventually lead reporters to where the story lies hidden.

But the money trail has become increasingly difficult to pick out from the massive piles of government-generated documents and records – unless you employ a blend of old-school people skills and sophisticated computer analysis.

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