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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.

Meet Anne Royall: The Muckraker Who Made Washington Bow Down in Fear

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
Jeff Biggers

On December 3rd in 1831, freewheeling author Anne Royall launched the nation's first muckraking newspaper in Washington, D.C., forever changing the state of journalism. We need Anne Royall's journalistic chutzpah today, more than ever.

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.

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.

Who Will Be Today's Muckraking Journalists, Wealthy Social Reformers and Principled Political Leaders That We Need So Badly?

Allan Brawley | Posted 11.12.2011 | Media
Allan Brawley

There is a lot at stake here, beyond who wins the next presidential election and which party controls the Congress in January 2013. We are at a critical point in America's history.

IRS Grants Nonprofit Status To James O'Keefe's 'Project Veritas'

Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

An organization founded by conservative filmmaker and self-proclaimed "muckraking journalist" James O'Keefe has been granted nonprofit status by the I...

China Eases Censorship On Food Safety Muckraking

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.16.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- Toxic bean sprouts, filthy cooking oil, drug-tainted pork: The relentless headlines in Chinese media have churned up queasy feelings for mo...

Truth and Propaganda

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

Fifty years ago on that Friday, November 25, 1960, the best-fed people in the world were still recovering from Thanksgiving. They weren't prepared for...

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.

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.