As part of our current Neighborhood to Neighborhood workshop, a group of Rookies are reporting on the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policing policy in public housing projects on the Lower East Side. WNYC's award-winning reporter Ailsa Chang has reported extensively on stop and frisk. She met with Rookie Reporters Temitayo Fagbenle and Vincent Marrero to give them some ideas about how to deepen their investigation.
Vincent asked Ailsa how she starts off a conversation with people she's interviewing--and she answered with an amazing list of reporting tips:
Temitayo used Ailsa's reporting tips to interview Vincent about being stopped and frisked on his way home from his grandma's house on the Lower East Side: