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Articles from Nieman Reports (September 22, 2008)

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21st century muckrakers: staying local, digging deep. 490
70th Convocation to celebrate the old and new. Brief article 265
A new fellow named to Class of 2009. Brief article 122
Al Larkin. Brief article 134
Ann Marie Lipinski. Brief article 138
Carol Eisenberg. Brief article 135
Changing circumstances delay an investigation--and lead to a new approach: with The Blade's I-team no longer functioning, the paper's only investigative reporter now partners with beat reporters to do watchdog stories. Eder, Steve 1498
Connecting Congressional earmarks with campaign contributions: an investigative reporter creates a database of earmarks revealing the relationship between wasteful spending and political favors. Heath, David 2030
Connecting the threads of democracy and journalism: 'too often, the decision--based on expedience and expenditure--to publish what is popular or entertaining trumps what is necessary.'. Jordan, Gerald B. Book review 1289
Correcting the errors of our ways: 'by ignoring readers' pleas for accuracy and accountability, journalists are losing the most valuable asset: their credibility.'. Brock, Greg Book review 1293
David Heath. Brief article 217
Dexter Filkins. Brief article 114
Editorial cartooning: tradition, timidity and transition: missing from a lot of cartooning 'is Mauldin's sense of righteous indignation.'. Lamb, Chris Book review 2055
Edwin O. Guthman, 1912-2008: reporter, editor and civic leader. Obituary 831
Employing different strategies with two projects: '... investigative reporting can be just as effective at revealing why something did happen as it can be in documenting how something could happen.'. Menchaca, Ron 2101
Finding support for a lengthy mission: to do this investigative story, 'we needed the total investment of our editors, our newspaper's publisher and, in turn, Hearst Corporation executives.'. Lyons, Brendan 1312
Finger-wagging at journalists doesn't illuminate the problem: 'what we need--and this attempt doesn't satisfy--is insight into how all of this happened.'. Struck, Doug Book review 1264
First I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence awarded to John Walcott for pre-Iraq War coverage. 424
Five Nieman Fellows receive NABJ Awards. Brief article 228
From Idea, to beat reporting, to investigative project At the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the I-team created a new strategy to make certain that watchdog journalism is featured in the newspaper. Norder, Lois 1296
Geneva Overholser. Brief article 162
Georgian journalists send word of their fate: 'the situation is insane.... My friends--both journalists--were killed in Ossetia. Just confirmed that ... am devastated ...'. Idsvoog, Karl 1696
In Zimbabwe, courage is the journalist's companion: 'what Mugabe did not want the press to report was how he was using systematic state torture and violence against blacks opposed to his rule.'. Meldrum, Andrew 1542
Investigative reporting: keeping it relevant, keeping it local: 'our story selection is attuned to answering the question a reader might ask: how does this affect me?'. D'Ambrosio, Paul 1333
Investigative reporting: strategies for its survival: new funding mechanisms and newsroom changes are needed if watchdog journalism is to thrive in small and midmarket news organizations. Wasserman, Edward 2486
Investigative talent departs after awards come in: The Blade's commitment to investigative reporting endures despite the loss of key reporters to larger news organizations with better pay. Murray, Dave 2110
Investing in watchdog reporting: '... the Journal Sentinel has built a 10-person Watchdog Team with a robust Web presence called Watchdog Online.'. Katches, Mark 1236
Jacob (Jack) Landau. Obituary 414
Joining forces to produce public service journalism: 'by using a model like this one, we can more effectively use our staff to do investigative journalism that holds government institutions accountable.'. Ledford, David 1571
Katie King. Brief article 192
Linda Robinson. Brief article 131
Lorie Conway. Brief article 135
Making change while retaining our core mission: curators have expanded the program through the years 'to confront the challenges brought about by societal and technological changes that affect journalism.'. Giles, Bob 826
Making firm a newspaper's focus on investigative reporting: 'in an age when our critics love to crow that news is an undifferentiated commodity available anywhere, investigative reporting clearly isn't.'. Boardman, David 1300
Marcus Brauchli. Brief article 200
Martin Gehlen. Brief article 122
Mike Pride. 346
Needed: a leader to champion the cause: in restructuring The Post and Courier's newsroom, the top editor strengthened the focus on investigative journalism in the newspaper and on the Web. Pardue, Doug 1572
Nurturing newsroom talent with local investigations: 'for projects, the newspaper now typically links a lead investigative reporter with beat reporters.'. Sallah, Michael 1165
Public investigator: transforming tips into stories: two reporters use quick-hit, watchdog journalism to investigate local issues--and blog about what they do. Rutledge, Raquel; Gabler, Ellen 1084
Public service Pulitzers: how these stories were told: reporters' experiences 'remind journalists why they are in their business and inform the rest of the world how the mission of the press fits into society.'. Mehren, Elizabeth Book review 1336
Remembering the value of investigative journalism: a newspaper editor describes six newsroom strategies that ensure that watchdog reporting thrives--even at news organizations where resources are limited. Smith, Rex 2118
Reporting on the White House from the outside in: 'if reporters entrusted to cover the White House know we are in the midst of a "truth-deficient" environment, what is the most responsible way to do our work?'. Goldstein, Amy Book review 2261
Susan Dentzer. Brief article 106
Team reporting on a watchdog project: tensions surfaced as an investigative team produced a six-part series amid pressures of a downsized newsroom. Barbee, Darren 1817
The benefits of computer-assisted reporting '... in this day of easily accessible data, computer expertise can be a great equalizer.'. Method, Jason 1563
The emotional tug of the Zimbabwean story: 'I've fallen hard for the country and for its people and ache to go back. And when I am there, I feel more challenged as a reporter than I've felt anywhere else.'. McVeigh, Tracy 1634
The Internet: how it changes everything about journalism: 'what was once an important role--making editorial choices--starts to feel more like a bottleneck in the system.'. Benton, Joshua Book review 956
The life and times of a female foreign correspondent: a British reporter writes about reporting from war zones and overseas assignments--and adds marriage and motherhood into the mix. Jordan, Mary Book review 1043
The Missourian: a unique approach to teaching journalism: 'all journalism schools have trouble reconciling vocational goals and academic needs, and the conflict was felt first and most sharply at Missouri.'. Meyer, Philip Book review 1092
The Morton Mintz Fund for Comparative Journalism: established by a gift to Columbia's graduate school of journalism. Brief article 283
The rights and responsibilities of journalists: in his new book, Anthony Lewis offers a 'cogent, yet complete accounting of some of the most searing issues that have faced journalists over the past decade? Kaplan, Joel Book review 1365
TV news: when the networks were in their prime: during the 1960's and 1970's, the CBS Washington bureau--including Roger Mudd, who now writes about it--led the way for broadcast journalism. Wheatley, Bill Book review 1273
When fierce competitors join the same team: North Carolina's leading newspapers now publish each other's investigative work 'as prominently as we would have had we reported them ourselves.'. Schwab, Gary 1184
Will Sutton. 325
Yu Sun. Brief article 136
Zimbabwe: telling the story, reporting the news: 'the finer points of journalism have, regrettably, had to be compromised in the desperate battle for access to information. This is guerrilla journalism....'. Mbanga, Wilf 1619

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