Particularly during times when politics are at a fever pitch, the desire to do some investigative journalism or blogging is going to hit some segment of the internet population at large. And thanks to open communication structures and new technology, anybody can do it. Anyone with an itch can investigate and post.
However, if you want that writing to actually have a degree of quality, there are definitely certain steps that you can follow to help keep you focused, including considering things from a public relations angle, not editorializing, linking to valid sources, using a hard news writing style, and being prepared to defend your work if you do publish it. [Read more…]