TITLE

Instilling a Watchdog Culture in the Newsroom

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Lorie
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the recommendations of the Watchdog Committee of the "Union-Tribune" regarding watchdog culture in newsrooms. It is mentioned that investigative reports provided to readers in 2005 by the newspaper were a result of its watchdog culture. The first recommendation is making watchdog reporting as a goal for the newsroom. Another is by allowing beat reporters to provide investigative stories. It is also suggested that promotions and community outreach programs focused on watchdog efforts be implemented.
ACCESSION #
31745580

 

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