Ever work on a story and can’t find who you’re looking for? Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to get in touch with a source, and journalists are constantly finding new ways to get around this.
It used to be that you would pick up the phone book to find someone, but while the white pages can still be useful, you might try Pipl. Unlike most search engines today, Pipl searches the deep web. At the Campus Coverage Project in Phoenix last January, NICAR experts with IRE recommended the site as a valuable tool for any reporter. Instead of digging through the various searches and social media, do all your searching in one place and let Pipl aggregate everything for you.
Still not convinced? Try searching for yourself to gauge the accuracy of the deep web.
Start searching here.