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The Washington Post launches “How to be a journalist” video series

Reporters Beth Reinhard, Stephanie McCrummen join the first episode on how to be a reporter 

The Washington Post video team has launched a new video series that lifts the curtain on the reporting process to help inform viewers about what reporters do. “How to be a Journalist” will be hosted by Post on-air reporter Libby Casey and videos will be published both on the Washington Post website as well as on its social platforms.

“There’s been a surge in interest in journalism, and we want to give our audience a look at what real reporting entails,” said Casey. “People want to know how a hunch turns into a front page article. We want to be transparent and show how we go about reporting.”

The first video in the series features Post Investigative reporter Beth Reinhard and National Enterprise Reporter Stephanie McCrummen who first reported on women who made allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They discuss carefully vetting information, meeting sources in person and getting on the record interviews.

Upcoming episodes will include how to file a FOIA request, how to be a whistleblower and how to organize an investigation. The second and third episode will be released next week.