26 ways to find information on people: Tips for journalists writing about crime on deadline

So you’re on deadline with breaking news about a crime committed in your community but officials are releasing only basic details: a few facts about the crime and the name and birth date of a person alleged to be involved.

The staff at Journalist’s Resource has compiled a list of steps they have used to track down large amounts of information on deadline. While this list may come in handy when covering crime, the strategies also can be used for gathering information on individuals in many other scenarios.