TITLE

Investing in Watchdog Reporting

AUTHOR(S)
KATCHES, MARK
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Fall2008, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a first-person account of the creation and work of the investigative reporting unit of the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" newspaper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The author, editor of the unit, credits editor Martin Kaiser for the paper's commitment to investigative reporting. With 10 reporters and editors on its staff, the unit is one of the largest of its type in the U.S. The interactive features of the newspaper's Web site which allow readers to offer information to the investigative reporters and communicate with them while stories are created is described as being of considerable value to the unit.
ACCESSION #
34867888

 

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