Tag: Investigative

Investigative reporting needs improvement on TV news

Even those in charge of local TV newscasts say that their record on investigative reporting is pretty weak. A TVNewsCheck survey found that just a small percentage of news directors feel local TV news does a good or better job…

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Tools to do investigative journalism

Investigative journalism is the stuff that awards and big-time careers are made of — and it’s a passion for journalist Lynn Walsh.  Walsh is an investigative producer at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla. “I really like being able to provide…

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Watchdog vs. investigative reporting

In an age when almost any kind of story can be trumpeted as “investigative,” it’s worth asking what really distinguishes  investigations from everyday reporting. Wally Dean, director of training for the Committee of Concerned Journalists, says investigations are a higher…

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How to do investigative stories

Be respectful, listen politely and stick up for the little guy. That doesn’t sound much like the advice of a hard-hitting investigative reporter, but Steve Andrews has been righting wrongs in the Tampa Bay area since 1985.  The investigative reporter…

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Who invented investigative journalism?

Does the name Ida Tarbell sound familiar? At the turn of the last century, she wrote a series of stories for McClure’s magazine that led the U.S. Supreme Court to dissolve one the country’s most powerful companies, Standard Oil. Steve…

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