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Summer 2004: Journalist’s Trade Introduction

By Journalist’s Trade June 15, 2004

Watchdog reporting resides at the core of what journalism does. Its roots dig deeply into the common ground uniting the muckrakers’ unearthing of public and private scandals a century ago with what investigative reporters are illuminating today. Though reporting and distribution of this news is very different in the digital era, unfortunately the human conditions requiring press scrutiny are not. These include patterns of corruption and malfeasance among those holding powerful positions of public and private trust. – Melissa Ludtke, Editor Read more

Summer 2004: Introduction

By June 15, 2004

War and Terror “Government has no legitimate claim to sole control of secrecy decisions, even on matters of common defense,” Barton Gellman, a Washington Post project reporter observed when he spoke about reporting on stories … Read more

Resources for Reporting on Violence

By June 15, 2004

Much of what we have learned, and of what we teach, is included in the book I co-wrote with William Coté of Michigan State University called “Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma,” published by Columbia … Read more