Investigative journalism

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  • The Importance Of Honesty In Investigative Journalism

    Journalists succeed to penetrate in powerful organisations only by posing, by pretending what they are not as well as to know what they do not. Honesty in investigative journalism is all the questions about what honesty requires in fact or allows journalists what to do. First of all, they should get their stories and secondly it is to communicate their stories. To consider more precisely what is wrong with lying is that for example if a reporter want to know what is going around only by observation. Let’s take a situation like the reporter is being attacked, he may disguise himself for instance in a white coat and a black suit or even in jeans and…

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  • Capps Open-Carry Analysis

    According to Townhall.com, Matt Vespa is an associate editor and recipient of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation Award and the Andrew Breibart Award for Excellence in Online Activism and Investigative Reporting (Townhall.com). In the article “Before we RIP Open-Carry Laws”, the author’s purpose is to testify on the behalf of open-carry policies that the Dallas incident wasn’t the result of expanding gun rights. Crime rates in Texas haven’t been lower. Matt Vespa urges the public that this…

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  • Muckraker Research Paper

    Muckraker to Mole An Analysis of Investigative Journalist’s Role Throughout History – What is was, currently is and might be Introduction: This paper explores the development of investigative journalism from its early 20th-century beginnings of ‘muckraking, ' to its current function in today’s society. First examined is the history behind investigative journalism, detailing the original obligations of reporters such as Upton Sinclair and Seymour Hersh. Regardless of the name muckraker,…

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  • Norms In Journalism

    routines and professional norms in the modern media organizations play a role in journalism today. It is evident that routines and norms influence the way journalists report political news. Existing professional norms, specifically objectivity, are not realistic, effective or desirable in the ways that they are applied today. This is because the identity of a journalist has been skewed into a mere shadow of what the profession once was. There is a way for reporting to fulfill their watchdog role…

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  • Rhetorical Ethics

    The question of whether journalists or private philanthropists have a greater responsibility to rhetorical ethics requires an examination…? David Oliver Relin and Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea demonstrates the power of a private philanthropist in using emotional appeals and embellishments of truth to convince the public into giving money to a charity—in this case, the Central Asia Institute (CAI). On the other hand, an analysis of John Krakauer’s rhetoric in Three Cups of Deceit proves that…

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  • The Importance Of The Real Life Journalism

    Journalism today has changed in many ways. The invention of the Internet has opened up more opportunities for writers to write about issues that are important to them. They can now reach a wider audience and share their ideas with many more people. Articles are now available as print media, online articles, documentaries and news broadcasts. The advent of social media has now given ordinary people the opportunity to not only listen to the news and learn but to contribute their own opinions.…

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  • James L. Aucoin's Invetigative Reporting

    James L. Aucoin’s book provides 300 years of reporting; including exposes,watchdog articles, hard-hitting investigative pieces and everything in between. The book does a solid job of looking closesly at how investigative reporting has taken on the the qualities of a lasting social institution, specifically between the 1960-1990 period. He credits the professionalization of reporting to the creation of the organization known as the Investigative Reporter and Editors, known as the IRE. The book…

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  • Macs410 Media Ethics

    the intensive use of technologies in the contemporary media landscape, considering not only journalism but the media in general, and avoiding a technological determinism to analyze the phenomenon. This course is helpful to understand the “behind the scenes” of the political economy of technology in the media, its historical, political, and economical fundamental nature, and its implications regarding citizenship and social responsibility in a democratic society. The readings and documentaries…

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  • The Internet And The Future Of News In The 20th Century

    Throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries when the journalism industry began to blossom, a series of changes have occurred within the field. Various scholars, writers, and publishers have argued multiple facets within and surrounding the journalism industry. A few topics include its role in society, the types of reporting genres, broadcasting and the role of reliable news, and the use of social media to share what’s happening currently in news. Works shown in this paper date back as…

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  • Anonymous Sources In The Film All The President's Men

    Anonymous sources are becoming increasingly common in the world of journalism. Even major international news reporting agencies have come to rely on them over the years. Anonymity can affect a story's credibility, but sometimes it is only through unnamed sources that valuable information can be obtained. A good example of this scenario can be found in the film, ‘All The President’s Men’, about the Watergate Scandal. I personally think that without anonymous sources, there would have been no…

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