TITLE

Reporting Is Only Part of the Investigative Story

AUTHOR(S)
Barlett, Donald L.; Steele, James B.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on publishing investigative reporting. It is mentioned that investigative reporting is dying, with significant stories not being covered. During the golden years of investigative reporting in the U.S., there were topics not tackled by investigative reports such as corporate malfeasance and unsavory practices of advertisers. In the present, reporters at small newspapers are able to obtain information through the Internet and emerging technologies. it is asserted that the success of investigative journalism relies on having a personal perspective to an issue which is important to the public.
ACCESSION #
31745576

 

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