Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Investigate This!: New Haven Register launches tool for investigative story ideas

When the New Haven Register announced the first changes from it's newsroom reorganization this past fall, one of the changes that received the warmest applause was the re-establishment of the Investigations Team for the first time in more than 20 years.

This week, we launched a new tool aimed at making it easier for the community to work with our investigations team and send us news tips.

We've created an Investigate This! submission form for readers to send us investigation tips and ideas that warrant a closer, more in-depth look. All submissions go right to the source and are reviewed by the team. The tool can be found at the bottom of every article on, below the Fact Check tool. Simply click it and fill out the form.

In addition to the tool, Investigations Editor Michelle Tuccitto Sullo will oversee our newly launched Investigations Blog (which also features the Investigate This! tool). Follow it regularly as she and our community engagement team may appeal to readers for crowdsourced information or other data on a topic currently under investigation, such as our in-depth look at missing person cases in Connecticut.

So what are you waiting for? Tell us what you want investigated in your community.

What are your thoughts on the new submission tool? What are other ways we can open up our newsroom and investigative work to you and the community?

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