Gather background information & develop basic knowledge about your topic. Use Google, the Articles & Books Search, reference sources, and news sources.
Follow your curiosity by asking yourself:
What are the broader and narrower topics?
Who are your stakeholders?
Who would have the information you’re looking for and would they be required to share that publicly?
Would aspects of this issue be covered in the news and/or academic journals?
Who would be interested in this topic?
What does your audience need to know?