How to Be a Journalist


Every news story has a story. Go beyond the headlines with Libby Casey as she explains how journalists do their jobs.

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Michelle Jaconi, Lauren Saks, Danielle Kunitz, Ross Godwin, Libby Casey
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Purple Project for Democracy logo

Featuring
Additional Credits
Michelle Jaconi, Lauren Saks, Danielle Kunitz, Ross Godwin, Libby Casey
Purple Project for Democracy logo
Purple Project for Democracy logo

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How to be a journalist: How Stephanie McCrummen and Beth Reinhard broke the Roy Moore story

December 8, 2017 | 4:48 PM GMT
What starts as a tip can turn into a front page story. Go beyond the headline with our new series on “how to be a journalist.” Washington Post reporters detail how they broke the story that multiple women accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of pursuing, dating, or sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers.