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Digging Deeper

A Canadian Reporter's Research Guide

by Robert Cribb; Dean Jobb & David McKie, edited by Fred Vallance-Jones

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Now it its third edition, Digging Deeper continues to offer Canadian journalism students the tools they need to enter the fast-paced world of investigative reporting. Written by a team of award-winning journalists, this comprehensive guide outlines how to develop story ideas, conduct research, pitch stories, and turn raw information into compelling investigative reports for print, radio, television, and the Web.

About the Authors

Robert Cribb

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Dean Jobb

DEAN JOBB’s most recent book, Empire of Deception, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime Book and the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award. It was also a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction, as well as three Atlantic Canada book awards. Dean Jobb is the author of six other books, including Calculated Risk: Greed, Politics and the Westray Tragedy. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Chicago Tribune, the Irish Times and other major publications. He is a journalism professor and a faculty member in the MFA program in creative nonfiction at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

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David McKie is an award-winning producer with the CBC News parliamentary bureau. He teaches data journalism at the University of King’s College and Carleton University, and has co-instructed a reporting methods class at Carleton with Bronskill since 2003. McKie uses access-to-information laws and data analysis to tell stories about public health and other vital topics. The authors were part of a team that won the 2008 Michener Award for its reporting on Royal Canadian Mounted Police use of Taser stun guns.
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David McKie is an award-winning producer with the CBC News parliamentary bureau. He teaches data journalism at the University of King’s College and Carleton University, and has co-instructed a reporting methods class at Carleton with Bronskill since 2003. McKie uses access-to-information laws and data analysis to tell stories about public health and other vital topics. The authors were part of a team that won the 2008 Michener Award for its reporting on Royal Canadian Mounted Police use of Taser stun guns.
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Contributor Notes

Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. In addition to actively working in the field, he is also a journalism instructor at Ryerson University.

Dean Jobb is a former reporter, editor, and columnist for the Halifax Herald and teaches investigative reporting and editing at the University of King's College School of Journalism.

David McKie is an award-winning journalist with the CBC News Investigative Unit. He is a specialist in data reporting and teaches investigative journalism at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication.

Fred Vallance-Jones is one of Canada's foremost experts on data reporting and was formerly an award-winning special reports writer for the Hamilton Spectator. Previously an instructor in Ryerson's journalism department, he now teaches journalism at the University of King's College School of Journalism.

Editorial Reviews

"This book does a very good job of introducing students (and working journalists) to the fundamentals of journalistic research. . . . I tell students that Digging Deeper is a book they should own and keep on their desk wherever they go." --Paul Benedetti, Western University


"Digging Deeper is very useful because it is designed for Canadian journalists. . . . I like the focus on investigative reporting - both simple and highly technical - as well as the Canadian laws and regulations that students need to know." --Gillian Steward, Mount Royal University

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