Newswriting Reporting

How to develop a ‘document state of mind’ in the newsroom

Mark Horvit, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, discusses how to create a “document state of mind” in the newsroom of a community newspapers. Mark’s instruction is adapted from a workshop hosted by the Texas Center for Community Journalism on investigative reporting at community newspapers.

By Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit is head the state government reporting program for the University of Missouri School of Journalsim. He is the former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. A native of Texas, Mark also worked as projects editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His journalism career includes reporting and editing duties at The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.), Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times, The Houston Post, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.