Redefining a Newspaper's Watchdog Approach

Zaitz, Les; Walth, Brent
March 2008
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p60
The article offers information about the new training program for reporters of "The Oregonian" newspaper. The focus of the training program is to develop skills for investigative reporting. It is mentioned that the newspaper is known for aggressive reporting. Journalists are sent by "The Oregonian" to conferences in the U.S. Reporting techniques wanted by journalists include looking for public records and accessing them, time management and online research. Reporters are provided separate watchdog curriculum.


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