Developing Sources: Reporters' Boot Camp

Course Overview

Developing Sources: Reporters' Boot Camp
Seminar Snapshot
Time Estimate:
The video replay is about an hour long, but you can watch it at your own pace.

You can buy this seminar snapshot for $24.95 or all three in this series for $69.95 here

About Seminar Snapshots

A Seminar Snapshot features video highlights that capture the key learning of a seminar presentation.

Sources are the lifeblood of your reporting. But how do you build relationships with the people in your community or when you're out on assignment? Explore strategies that will guide you to stronger stories.

This Seminar Snapshot contains edited video highlights from a presentation by Alexandra Zayas. Zayas is a reporter on the investigations team at the Tampa Bay Times. In 2013, she won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and the America’s Promise Journalism Award for Action

This video snapshot is part of a daylong workshop at Poynter Institute on June 24, 2013. You can see all the on-demand replays from that event here: Reporters' Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast Training Package.

What Will I Learn:
  • Different kinds of sources
  • How to get them
  • How to keep them
  • How to get the most from them
Who should take this course:

Any reporter looking for practical guidance in finding stories, building relationships with sources and interviewing.


Alexandra Zayas

Alexandra Zayas is a senior editor at ProPublica. She spent 12 years at the Tampa Bay Times, ultimately as the newspaper’s enterprise editor. As a reporter, her investigation into abuse at unlicensed religious children’s homes across Florida won the 2013 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. She has served on the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.