Enterprise Stories

Recent Anchorage Daily News enterprise stories selected by W. Patrick Dougherty, executive editor.

  1. Suicide leaves everyone asking why: A 17-year-old's death

    By KYLE HOPKINS; May 16, 2009

  2. How to move a village: Encroaching river set clock ticking on Newtok

    By KYLE HOPKINS; August 29, 2009

  3. Damaged and Discharged, a soldier on edge

    By JULIA O'MALLEY; Sept. 17, 2009

  4. A heroin addict's story (series, audio slideshows)

    By JULIA O'MALLEY; June 19, 2010

  5. Bill Allen won't be prosecuted for sex crime

    By RICHARD MAUER; August 22, 2010

  6. Ted Stevens lies in repose (photo gallery)

    By PHOTO STAFF; 2010

  7. The 2010 Iditarod package, including the blog with kyle's on-the-fly videos:

    By STAFF; 2010


Enterprise reporting describes published news reports that are not based on press releases or news conferences. Enterprise reporting is all about stories a reporter or an editor dig up on his or her own, often what some people might call "scoops." Enterprise reporting may also focus on events, but it usually goes beyond merely covering these events when reporters explore the forces shaping the events.

Through enterprise reporting a news organization demonstrates its understanding of the key issues and interests of its community and it demonstrates the extent of the skill of its staff to report on these matters.