Making Firm a Newspaper's Focus on Investigative Reporting

September 2008
Nieman Reports;Fall2008, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p5
The article examines how newspapers can maintain a robust investigative reporting effort at the same time the economics of the industry are forcing cutbacks both in editorial space and in reporting staffs. The author, an editor at the "Seattle Times" newspaper, describes several steps that publication has taken to maintain investigative reporting. He cites a need to train all reporters in the information resources and skills needed to obtain information via the Internet and other new technologies.


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