The Book as an Investigative Vehicle for News

Weinberg, Steve
March 2007
Nieman Reports;Spring2007, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p104
The article offers the author's opinion regarding books and journalists. The author is wondering whether diminished resources in daily print and broadcasting make journalists turn into investigative book writing. The author was not surprise that journalists write books about controversial events including the September 11, 2001 attack in the U.S. He cited several books including "The One Percent Doctrines: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11," by Ron Suskind.


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