Retro Research: The Scoop on Going Local

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


Room 210


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Presentation Description

For student writers, learning to conduct local research via one-on-one intervies, first-hand observations, and archival investigation provide numerous opportunities for developing information literacy skills. Such research places the students in dialogic interaction with source material and fosters a sense of thoughtful skepticism. This presentation will offer an overview of tried and true journalistic information gathering techniques and strategies, and will suggest ways that instructors can incorporate local research into academic assignments effectively.


Local research, Information literacy, Journalistic techniques

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Oct 3rd, 11:30 AM Oct 3rd, 12:30 PM

Retro Research: The Scoop on Going Local

Room 210

See presentation description.