In the USA Today, a reporter found that a recent recall of beef products did not include a recall from a school lunch program.
The reporters make it known in their report that they got a document under the Freedom of Information Act.
They found that although the government has a zero-tolerance policy for salmonella in food bound for schools, the meat was still released to the schools.
The reporters obviously needed to be able to analyze the various documents that they were able to obtain from the government and make sense of them. This would require the ability to make connections between the documents to make them relevant in the larger picture.
Along the sidebar, the reporters included these documents in pdf form, along with pictures of inspectors examining food products. They also included a table of the top providers of beef to schools.