TITLE

Blogs, Watchdog Reporting, and Scientific Malfeasance

AUTHOR(S)
BASS, ALISON
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author offers opinions on investigative reporting, citing her own experiences as a reporter for the "Boston Globe" newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts. Investigative reporting done by the reporter on financial fraud done by a psychiatrist who was head of Brown University's department of psychiatry is described. It is stated that such a long-term investigative project would not have been possible without the institutional support a major newspaper was able to provide. The financial difficulties of newspaper publishing are said to have made investigative reporting less frequent. Again citing her own experiences as a blogger, the author questions whether online journalism will ever develop the resources essential for investigative reporting.
ACCESSION #
37792624

 

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