This Is Watchdog Journalism

Marder, Murrey
December 1999
Nieman Reports;Winter99/Spring2000, Vol. 53/54 Issue 4/1, p78
Outlines the role of the press in the United States system. Nature of journalism; Discussion on watchdog journalism; Why the watchdog reporter is always in a struggle.


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