By using new technological devices to disassemble millions of computerized records, Chicago Tribune project reporter Mike Berens
unearthed patterns of fatal nursing errors and transformed statistics into investigative stories. Brant Houston
, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), explains how he trains journalists to use new computer tools to enhance their reporting. Patricia Coleman
, research director at IRE, Jim Morrill
, a reporter at The Charlotte Observer, and Bill Graves
, who writes for The Oregonian, share their reporting experiences with listservs and document searches. Jerome Aumente
, professor emeritus at Rutgers, urges journalism educators to help find imaginative solutions to the new workplace demands of this digital era.