Investigating is an imperative part of journalism. This process involves analyzing documentation, examining public records, or even conducting interviews. It helps reporters and publications unveil important events such as critical issues, corporate crimes, and other essential topics of interest. Investigating can involve numerous sources, even anonymous sources who wish to stay off the record. Investigative journalists are required to research and dig deep between all different types of stories, having to be very familiar with the rules and regulations for journalists.

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