1) It's in Boston and so am I.
2) I'm having trouble figuring out a way to do investigative projects as a freelancer. The stories I've pursued just don't fit into the -- I'll pay $100-$2,000-ish you when you're done --model. They take too long and involve too much work. And sometimes, there is no story at the end. So, I either have to find a sponsor, figure out Kickstarter (not a bad idea) or learn how to do quick hits.
4) And, I've found that, here in Massachusetts, state government is way behind on digitizing records. I was told that a year's worth of citations against nurses would costs $800. I was also told that I was making "ridiculous" requests for other regulatory records. Yes, I guess if you have to pull paper, a years worth of licensing data might take a while. But, I was requesting records that I could download in a half-hour in other states. So -- how do I get around that?
5) I need to pick up some tips for my students, about how multimedia and investigtaive reporting overlap.