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Articles tagged investigative reporting (55)

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“Imagine all the wildly different services you could deliver with a building full of writers and developers.”
In Wisconsin, the state’s largest newspaper has committed itself to tough watchdog, investigative reporting. It’s led to journalistic success and respect from its audience.
Five years after launch, ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg and Richard Tofel reflect on the nonprofit’s early days, getting readers involved in investigations, and the health of nonprofit journalism.
“There’s a fiction perpetuated by narcissists like me that investigative reporting is the province of a few heroic lone wolves who use their superpowers to single-handedly expose and topple evildoers. Nonsense.” Stuart Watson
“The new muckraking isn’t the effect of new media alone…Yet buried within the infrastructures of communicative abundance are technical features that enable muckrakers to do their work of publicly scrutinising power, much more efficiently and effectively than at any moment in the history of democracy.” John Keane
If you want to charge readers for journalism, you have to prove its value — and that means getting beyond he-said-she-said and the view from nowhere. Ken Doctor
In the start of a regular column for Nieman Lab, Jonathan Stray argues that a too-narrow definition of the work of journalism limits the field’s potential.
The Center for Investigative Reporting project aims to grow audiences and revenue by assembling the work of many different news organizations, large and small. Adrienne LaFrance
On cutting back on breaking news coverage at The Bay Citizen: “There’s almost no such thing as first anymore.”
Beakers in a laboratory
A new initiative at Duke University is building — and reviewing — software tools to take the drudgery out of investigative and public-affairs journalism.