Make the most of your reporting, and let The Friendly State News help. 

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Public Records Training

In a 2-hour session, as few or as many of your reporters will learn the basics of filing public records requests and success strategies for making the most of records requests in reporting. Newsrooms receive free tools, training materials and fill-in requests they can reuse. 

Investigative Project Coaching

Does your newsroom have a great story, but you don't know how to take it across the finish line? Do you work for a student newsroom or a small newsroom without an investigative editor? Let me help you — you get all the credit. Don't give up ownership to partner with a national newsroom.

Freelance Journalism Coaching

On a monthly basis, I offer low cost training for freelance reporters on records requests, interview techniques and project management. Options vary, all are $15 per person. 

What People Are Saying

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I learned so much in Jessica Huseman's Investigative Reporting class at NYU. As a graduate student, I found her lessons and modules relevant, rigorous, and critical to understanding the skills necessary for doing Investigative reporting. Jessica's honest, no-BS approach is refreshing and direct--she gave us a clear-eyed look at the industry and also shared her experiences sourcing, interviewing, and reporting on some of the incredible pieces that she's worked on. I highly recommend this training as a base for up-and-coming investigative journalists, but it also provides important skills and lessons for reporters in whatever beat they will cover!

Lilian Manansala - NYU Masters Candidate


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