Release the Hounds


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Table of Contents

Foreword (Prof Bruce Grundy)

1. Marking the territory

Research for journalists and writers (David McKnight)

A step-by-step guide to chasing the news

Profiling a life

Unearthing the family

Hidden jewels or fool's gold: evaluating your information

2. Picking up the scent

Friends and foes

Sifting documentary sources (Anna Cater)

Interviewing (Roger Patching)

Working contacts: finding and keeping reliable sources (Janine Little)

Community and cultural institutions


Regional reporting (Susan Hetherington)

Non-profit organisations

Universities, research institutes, think tanks

3. Digging up the business bones


4. Sniffing the legal breeze

Legal information

Courts and lawyers

5. Tracking down government resources

Parliament and government

Politicians, parliament

Untangling the political trail


About the Author

Christine Fogg has over ten years experience teaching research and information retrieval methods, as well as being a trained journalist. She has taught research methods to journalism students at the University of Sydney.

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