TITLE

Watchdog Reporting: Exploring Its Myth

AUTHOR(S)
Graves, Florence
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the myth of investigative reporting. It is stated that the myth of journalists doggedly uncovering all the facts is important and dangerous. According to Michael Schudson, author of the books "The Power of News" and "Watergate in American Memory: How We Remember, Forget and Reconstruct the Past," what is important to journalism is not the spate of investigative reporting, but the renewal, reinvigoration and remythologization of muckraking. It is noted that many U.S. citizens believe that the Watergate scandal spawned many investigative reporters, fostering a false public impression that heroic journalists are doing everything they can to expose any wrongdoing by the government.
ACCESSION #
31745568

 

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