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Investigative Journalism

So You Want to Start An English-Language News Site?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.

Happy 80th Birthday, Bill Moyers

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bill Moyers, who turned 80 on Thursday, has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism.

TV News & Upworthy Are Transforming Us All Into Dumb, Ill-Informed, Simple-Minded Sheep

Michael Shammas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Media
Michael Shammas

For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.

After Mail On Sunday 'Exposes' Food Bank Charity Operating As It Should, Donations Flood In

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact

The British publication, Mail on Sunday, is facing harsh criticism after running an article which claimed the U.K.'s largest food bank provider, The T...

How Rand Paul May Owe His Presidential Bid to Hall of Fame Journalist Mark Hebert

Don McNay | Posted 06.22.2014 | Media
Don McNay

It took a journalist with Mark Hebert's talents, and courage, to dig out a scandal about a sitting Governor and make it a national story. With a long-term national impact.

The Emotional Impact Of Journalism, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked if she’s ever held back or killed a story because of the potential emotional damage it might cause its subject, Executive Editor of The N...

When The Government Intervenes In News Stories, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

On many occasions, says Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, the government has attempted to intervene on the publication of particu...

In Journalism, There Is Such a Thing as an Accurate Story

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Kathleen Reardon

Don't get me wrong; balance is not without its merits. Some point-and-counterpoint is fine. Balance is not, however, the same as objectivity or accuracy -- although it makes a nice, easy, inexpensive stand-in for what might otherwise be a real, difficult, comparatively expensive attempt to report what is actually going on.

It's Time to Democratize Patronage for Journalism. Here's Why.

Israel Mirsky | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
Israel Mirsky

With fewer journalists and a punishing real-time news cycle, news is increasingly composed of information that is easy, fast and inexpensive to get -- like coverage of crime and trials, opinion, celebrity, and syndicated stories.

eBay Founder's Foray Into Investigative Journalism Venture, Rainbow Hopes Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.24.2013 | Media
Preetam Kaushik

Why would a loaded geek, deep into Silicon valley dreams, venture out into the media world, especially around the time when media houses are collapsing like a house of cards?

Media for a Just Society Awards

Alexander Busansky | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Alexander Busansky

We are honoring Shane Bauer and others because their work takes these issues beyond the sensational stories on which the public and our policy makers too often fixate. When fear drives policy, the resulting initiatives do not support public safety or rehabilitation.

How Much Is Too Much to Sacrifice?

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 09.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Leah McGrath Goodman

Should journalists have to sacrifice their rights to liberty and freedom of movement; to safety and privacy; to even their own identities and lives?

Naming and Shaming in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Daoud Kuttab

When Musab Shawabkeh investigated the growing abuse of Jordan's medical tourism business he had to dress up as a taxi driver and visit local clinics and hospitals with a hidden camera offering patients and finding out how much he could get in commissions.

A Problem of Evidence

Bernice Yeung | Posted 11.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Bernice Yeung

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEvidence is a powerful way to challenge deeply inhumane wrongdoing. But it also raises the question: What happens when evidence is hard to come by in individual acts of violence, like rapes and sexual assaults?

Seymour Hersh: A Man Still On Fire

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Miraldi

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn the fall of 1969, as men walked on the moon and Ted Kennedy's car slipped off a bridge, Sy Hersh, a 32-year-old hard-nosed reporter, was chasing down the biggest tip of his life.

Glenn Greenwald And The Value Of Journalism

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Weiler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAnas' extraordinary work has me thinking about a debate in America that has acquired new meaning since Glenn Greenwald and others first started reporting in June on the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Is "advocacy" journalism really journalism?

WATCH: Lessons For The American Media From A Brave African Journalist

Anas Aremeyaw Anas | Posted 11.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Anas Aremeyaw Anas

2013-09-12-anaspull.jpgIn my TEDTalk, I tell the full story of how it all started. I look back on over 14 years of my undercover reporting. There have been high and low points, but one thing that remains is the kind of impact this kind of journalism brings.

Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Leah McGrath Goodman

Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Rips ESPN: 'Sad Day' For Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a report that ESPN bowed out of a joint investigative project with PBS on NFL player concussions, the union representing ...

Jeffrey Toobin Really, Really, Doesn't Like Edward Snowden

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Ironically, a number of elite journalists have emerged as among Snowden's harshest detractors and of the brand of investigative journalism practiced, for example, by Glenn Greenwald. But this week Jeffrey Toobin appeared to be positioning himself as the leader of that particular pack.

Sy Hersh and the Snoopers

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Reporters like Hersh and Greenwald, coupled with leakers like Snowden, principled or not, may bring some pain, but they cleanse the democracy, or at least open it up to light. Sunshine, still, is the best disinfectant, even as it opens some wounds along the way.

'Justice Is Slow But Reachable': Commemoration Held Near UN in Honor of Srebrenica Genocide Victims

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

The Srebrenica genocide was a dark chapter in an already nasty Balkan conflict. One group committed ethnic cleansing against another, as a largely passive international community helplessly, and needlessly, watched it from the sidelines.

The Eyes Have It

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media
Doug Bradley

In some ways it's hard to believe that it's taken more than 40 years for the Ellsbergs of today - Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden to come forward. It's not like we stopped doing all the bad things we ever did or were going to do when we left Vietnam.

Why I Want To Become An International Investigative Journalist But Can't

Bernadette Lim | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
Bernadette Lim

With issues as complex and dangerous as prostitution, human trafficking, and female genital mutilation, I realized that perhaps the most effective and respectful way to initiate change against such injustices was exposing the multiple dimensions of each story through the power of storytelling.

Fighting for Media Freedoms in Arab region

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Thirteen years ago, the Vienna-based International Press Institute held a regional conference in Amman to deal with press freedom issues in the Arab r...