There are no shortcuts for in-person interviews and research but a little luck helps
As the coauthor of the first how-to book ever published about investigative reporting - "Investigative Reporting" by David Anderson and Peter Benjaminson, Indiana University Press 1976 and Iowa State University Press 1979 - and eight other books, I'm astounded after reading this column at how helpful, intelligent and valuable all of Gerald's suggestions are. Good work, Gerald!
Thanks a lot, Gerald, but I've merely been trying to catch up with you for years now.
As author of my own nonfiction book, I think Gerald has given valuable advice.
Hi, this is Steven Saint Thomas. I teach classes at Cal-Poly Humboldt on applying journalistic methods to conspiracy theories. I'm curious if you have updated "Case Closed" in light of disclosures since the book was published - especially in the past year as the JFK Act kicked in (again)? Thanks!