Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier (04.27.2015)
One of my editors received a Google alert that the West Lafayette Community School Corp. superintendent was a finalist for another job in South Carolina.
That was on a Sunday, and, as it happened, I was assigned breaking news for the day. And our competition had no idea this had broken.
I was able to reach the president for the school corporation’s board of trustees — but that was about it. So I pulled together what information I could verify online and find in our archives. Our executive editor also asked that I include numbers to compare the sizes of the two districts, so I ferreted out those from state education departments.