Tag Archives: Investigative reporting

Matt Taibi: Why “Securing Democracy” Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools

“It is impossible to anticipate all the threats that you will face when confronting powerful governments.”

Andrew O’Hehir: From Gary Webb to James Risen: The struggle for the soul of journalism

Two courageous reporters dug up dark government secrets. Only one was betrayed by his peers. Why did it happen? Jeremy Renner as Gary Webb in “Kill the Messenger” (Credit: Focus Features) By ANDREW O’HEHIR   SALON.com  October 25, 2014 In thinking about the cases of Gary Webb and James Risen, two famous investigative reporters aggressively persecuted for […]

Robert Dreyfus and Nick Turse: America’s Afghan Victims

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians. BY ROBERT DREYFUSS AND NICK TURSE  SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THE NATION See this story at its source » Afghans in Narang district mourn the death of civilians killed in Eastern Kunar, December 27, 2009.  RAWA/WIMIMEDIA COMMONS When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, […]

NCMR 2013 Interview with Jeff Cohen, Park Center for Independent Media

 freespeechtv·1,951 videos Published on Apr 5, 2013 Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and the Park Center for Independent Media talks with David Pakman about the future of media on Friday during the National Conference for Media Reform 2013 in Denver. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS […]

Leonard Downie Jr.> Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk

Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk View Photo Gallery — Watergate scandal key players: Here are the most important figures from the biggest political scandal in American history. By Leonard Downie Jr., Published: June 7     Washington Post Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate. But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has […]