SETTING OFF TO FIND A STORY!

Every story starts with an idea, and this chapter will explain where these ideas can originate. They can be inspired by newspapers, talking to sources, meeting influential people, or keeping an eye on a broad range of new developments. This chapter will also focus on social network sites and the role they play in monitoring news breaks and leads. Investigative journalism is all about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, exploring the unknown and taking calculated risks.