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Investigative Journalism

Where Does Your Organic Ground Beef Really Come From?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Nathan Hegedus

We have sources -- one with the moniker of Beef Throat -- who can identify where organic beef is coming from, if we give them enough information. Help us track the beef.

Rewarding the Journalism That Matters

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

At a time when quality foreign reporting is becoming a foreign concept, journalist David Finkel spent eight months of his life in a perilous section of Baghdad, traveling with a battalion of infantry.

Harlan Coben's CAUGHT Tackles the Meaning of Forgiving

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Harlan Coben is an author famed for his interesting plots. If a story has a twist or turn that it can take, Harlan can find it. That is true in his new novel Caught.

Time for Spring Cleaning: Putting Out the Right Wing Policy Trash in the USA

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The recent health care reform effort started out with a very low starting goal. That was a huge error. This list is more ambitious -- the way we should be thinking and striving for.

Kentucky's Ultimate Watchdog Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

In April, Al Cross is being inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. No one worked harder or longer to gather all the nuances of a story than Al Cross.

Buzz Bissinger, on The Future of Long Form Journalism in a Blogger's World

Matt McCue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt McCue

Newspapers and magazines are continuing to cut jobs and decrease word counts, but despite the way the industry is moving, there are young journalists bursting to write weighty stories.

Anderson Cooper -- Innovating All the Way to Success

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Cooper's success can be traced back to his unconventional approach and to trusting his instincts. The same could be said for his reporting style.

Help Track Members of Congress Bound for the Super Bowl

Amanda Zamora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amanda Zamora

The Super Bowl is America's most expensive sports spectacle, and it has long been used to rub shoulders, gain influence and form ties that help congressional candidates.

Climate Lobby Investigation Goes Global — and Digital

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been raking in the awards for its international tobacco smuggling investigation. Now it's targeting the lobbying effort to influence the treaty on climate change.

Separating the Journalism Baby from the Newspaper Bathwater

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

If the US government invests directly in journalists, so that their writings and reports can be freely used by any media organization or site, that investment will yield big results.

Remembering Ramparts

Jane Isay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Isay

Ramparts was reviled and attacked, adored and admired, and became "must reading" on both sides of the political spectrum.

'GQ' Buries Article Critical Of Russian President Vladimir Putin

NPR | David Folkenflik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For war journalist Scott Anderson, the most confounding part of his recent assignment for GQ magazine to explore the root of terrorist acts in Russia ...

HuffPost's Investigative Fund: New Slice of a New News Pie

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

This is where foundation and public support will enter into the new ecosystem of journalism: not by taking over newspapers but by funding investigations and other slices of a new journalistic pie.

As Our Kids Were Dying In Wars, Michael Jackson Died In Encino

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Many ask why I incessantly write about our wars and our television coverage, and I have no reasonable answer other than what is going on makes me nuts.

Think Again: The End of Local Reporting

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

With much of the world of journalism focusing on the trials and tribulations of our great national newspapers, it's easy to forget the importance of Tip O'Neill's old adage: "All politics is local."

A Historic Meeting: Plotting The Future Of Investigative Journalism

Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcus Baram

It's a difficult time to be an investigative journalist, so I didn't expect much optimism when I attended a conference that brought together nearly all the major nonprofit investigate groups in the country.

Katie Couric, Tavis Smiley, Bob Woodward, Nicholas Kristof, and I Hit YouTube with Pointers for Citizen Journalists

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Citizen journalism is rapidly emerging as an invaluable part of delivering the news. That's why I was delighted to accept YouTube's invitation to do a video offering my take on citizen journalism for the site's new Reporters' Center. READ MORE London Diary: Gordon Brown's Obsessions, The Loyal Opposition's Cuddly Karl Rove, Bad Germs, and the Most Unusual Royal Honeymoon Ever I just ended three days in London that were like a cram session in British politics -- ranging from a conversation with Gordon Brown to dinner with Frances and George Osborne, the Tories' shadow chancellor. READ MORE Watch: Arianna on BBC's "Newsnight" Discussing How the Iran Uprising Is Impacting Journalism Watch: Arianna on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" Discussing The Financial Crisis and the Sentencing of Bernie Madoff

Blood and Treasure: Free Trade Human Plasma Across the US Mexican Border?

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aram Roston

The United States is the world's leading exporter of human plasma - providing about 70 per cent of global supplies, the biggest player in what is now a multibillion dollar business.

A.P. In Deal To Deliver Nonprofits' Investigative Journalism

New York Times | Richard Perez-Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Four nonprofit groups devoted to investigative journalism will have their work distributed by The Associated Press, The A.P. will announce on Saturday...

Journalist Still in Crosshairs in Bangladesh: Asks His Supporters to Make Some Noise

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

While the Bangladeshi government is prosecuting Choudhury for his writing, he does not believe the men stalking him now are from the government.

Righteous Indigestion: Why Food, Inc. Must Be Seen

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Farr

The folksy Frank Perdue is long gone, my friends, but his chemically altered chickens live on! For this reason alone, Food, Inc. demands to be seen.

Celebrities Hit Auction Block for Human Rights

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Buchanan

The online auction will raise funds supporting the RFK Center's vital work around the globe.

Ben & Jerry's Cloning Hoax Backfires

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

With journalism migrating to the internet, it's important readers can trust what they read -- at the very least from companies like Ben & Jerry's that position themselves as concerned about our welfare.

My Mother, the Future of Journalism

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

The problem with online journalism is that the parts are weaker than the aspirational whole. Handouts, hobbyists and hired guns can fill short-term voids, but the dilemma of modern journalism, in the long run, remains.

HuffPost Finally Liberates Journalism with Investigative Fund

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The notion of independent financing of truly investigative journalistic projects is a grand idea. It means that strings are not attached and that efforts are judged by results on a case by case basis.