Most small teams break into a sweat when a new big project is mentioned in a pitching meeting. ‘Who will be doing it? Who has time to work on anything new?’

No wonder some newsrooms may shy away from an ambitious piece of work. But with careful planning, everything is possible.

In this article, Kristen Hare at the Poynter Institute looks at how local journalists can do just that, listing examples of people who have managed to break a story under pressure.

She says that there’s a lot of forces working against local journalists but “look at what’s possible for staffs of 60, 30, 10, four and one.”

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