TITLE

When the Beat Does Not Go On

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, Huntly
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reflects on the life of a former journalist. She left The Philadelphia Enquirer publishing in July 2001. It was by choice. Like other reporters and editors who left the publishing in successive series of buyouts, she could not bear to watch the paper affected by the decisions of Knight Ridder, Inc., its parent company. In the interest of higher profit margins, the Ridder side of the corporation embarked on a strategy that eventually affected its foreign bureaus, closed most of its national bureaus, shrunk the news hole and reduced the physical size of the paper, giving it the look of a tabloid. Her departure from the Inquirer marked the end of a 30-year career in print journalism--first at The Oregon Times, a magazine of investigative reporting; then at The Oregonian, where her reporting played a key role in overturning a one-way desegregation plan, and finally at the Inky, where she had the adventures of a lifetime. Among them were reconstructing a 46-day strike at the publishing; witnessing the devastation of the AIDS pandemic in inner-city American and in the developing world.
ACCESSION #
17525985

 

Related Articles

  • Blogs, Watchdog Reporting, and Scientific Malfeasance. BASS, ALISON // Nieman Reports;Spring2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p57 

    The author offers opinions on investigative reporting, citing her own experiences as a reporter for the "Boston Globe" newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts. Investigative reporting done by the reporter on financial fraud done by a psychiatrist who was head of Brown University's department of...

  • Cuts lead to new interest in indie probes. Chamberlain, Sam // Editor & Publisher;Aug2009, Vol. 142 Issue 8, p7 

    The article reports on the decision of veteran reporter and editor Lorie Hearn to leave "The San Diego Union-Tribune" to pursue The Watchdog Institute, a non-profit investigative reporting center, with the "Union-Tribune" as its lead media partner. The Institute will consist of her, two...

  • The Nonprofit Road: It's paved not with gold, but with good journalism. Lewis, Charles // Columbia Journalism Review;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p32 

    This article reports on the precarious state of the news media as they transition into the Internet age, and new models in nonprofit journalism that may be able to cope with the changes. While financially strained newspapers and news magazines are laying off reporters and closing foreign news...

  • CALCULATING THE RISKS AND REWARDS OF PURSUING THE INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT. Nelson, Deborah // IRE Journal;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p19 

    Offers tips on calculating the risks and rewards of pursuing an investigative project. Importance of plotting the relationship between significance and difficulty of a story; Importance of testing out the validity of several facts; Need to set short-term goals and deadlines.

  • SPENDING TIME TO CRAFT WRITING, PLAN BEST PRESENTATION OF STORY. Boardman, David // IRE Journal;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p28 

    Presents tips on planning the presentation of an investigative project. Importance of weekly story notes; Development of an innovative and engaging form of the report; Need to inform readers the importance of reading the article; Creation of a compelling character on the story.

  • People & Profiles.  // IRE Journal;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p22 

    The article deals with the responsibilities of an investigative reporter. It is a challenge for a reporter to put together a story on a person who would not talk to him or her. However, by following the paper trail, interviewing other sources, using electronic records and searching for other...

  • Debating How and Why Journalists Do What They Do. Cullen, Kevin // Nieman Reports;Summer2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p94 

    This article presents the author's experience during a trip to Poland in 2004 to help teach investigative reporting to journalists as part of the International Media Festival. At the workshop, I told some two dozen Polish journalists that investigative reporters are like cops: No matter how...

  • QUICK HITS. Nalder, Eric // IRE Journal;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p16 

    Presents tips to U.S. reporters in doing investigative reporting. Suggestions in investigating income tax loopholes; Need for reporters to interview their fellow staff members for they are the best initial sources of data; Role of interpersonal relations and communication in investigative...

  • The Scrutiny of Lawyers.  // IRE Journal;May/Jun2007, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p20 

    The article focuses on the need for journalists in the U.S. to be diligent in the scrutiny of lawyers. For journalists, investigating lawyers can be a challenging tasks because they play a critical role in the legal system. Lawyers either defend or prosecute a criminal.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics