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Investigative Reporting

24 Women Food and Agriculture Reporters You Should Know About

Naomi Starkman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Naomi Starkman

Women are the backbone of today's food media. And yet, the women reporting on this issue area don't always get the attention they deserve.

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.

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.

Specialists Outflank Daily Newspapers

John P. David | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
John P. David

Sadly, I don't think it will necessarily be printing costs that lead to their ultimate demise. As long as metro dailies remain "masters of none," the specialists will continue to siphon-off their readers and their revenue.

Judge: Student Journalists' Emails Must Be Shared

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University must turn over some 500 e-mails that student journalists at the school exchanged with...

NPR, PBS Put Millions Into Investigative Reporting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — NPR, PBS and local public broadcast stations around the country are hiring more journalists and pumping millions of dollars into in...

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

We Need Your Help to Investigate Private Label and Generic Foods

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Hegedus

Most of us eat private label food, buying that cheap Wal-Mart-brand organic milk or Trader Joe's coffee. Unfortunately, what makes such items inexpensive is exactly what makes them problematic.

Investigative Reporting Increasingly Outsourced To Nonprofits

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Investigative reporting is increasingly being outsourced, and these offices off K Street serve as a boiler room for research that the big boys are les...

'Pulitzer's Gold': The Irreplaceable Role Of Investigative Journalism

James B. Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James B. Steele

Nobody knows what the future holds for print, but Harris has given us a book that will inspire journalists to pursue public service journalism in whatever format it takes.

Citizen Journalism is Simply Not Enough

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Prevatt

Despite our best efforts, bloggers just don't have enough resources to meet the need for full time investigative reporting.

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.

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.

Torture is Not About "Winning the Afternoon," OK?

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

The torture issue doesn't lend itself to cute little "up" and "down" arrows, to dueling cable shouters "on the right" and "on the left," to all the little devices we in the media use.

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.

Journalism 'Had About Enough' of All This '@#$%&'

Rip Empson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rip Empson

Of late, the traditional media in which Journalism presents itself has been suffering from what some would call a lack of 'identifiable revenue streams' and may soon be forced into early retirement.

The Perfect Test That the Chicago Tribune Failed

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Over his long business career, Sam Zell has undoubtedly many times smirked at those who have reported failures whilst claiming, "It was not my fault." Now, Zell may well be smirking into the mirror.

Did The Chicago Tribune Spoil Fitzgerald's Blagojevich Investigation?

Wall Street Journal | Cam Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conventional wisdom holds that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ordered the FBI to arrest Rod Blagojevich before sunrise Tuesday in order to stop a cr...

Blagojevich Scandal Justifies Investigative Journalism: David Carr

New York Times | David Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the last few years, newspapers have been smacked around for lacking relevance, but the industry has finally found a compelling spokesman: Rod R. B...

In or Out of the Debates, the Need to Know: or, as Senator McCain says, "How About That Sarah?"

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Catto

The governor of Alaska wants us all to know with whom Obama "pals around." By any standard of fairness, we should know a bit more about the governor. Who were her friends? What did they believe?