WATCHDOG JOURNALISM

“Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” – Chicago Journalist & Humorist, Finley Peter Dunne Watchdog journalism is making the affairs of the powerful intuitions more transparent to the public.
3 Types of Investigative Reporting

 Original Investigative Reporting: uncovers info not before gathered by others in order to inform the public of events or circumstances that might affect their lives.  Interpretive Investigative Reporting: careful thought & analysis to bring together information in a new, more complete context that provides deeper public understanding.  Reporting on Investigation: develops from the discovery or leak of info from an official investigation already under way or in preparation by others. In regards to the role of watchdog journalism, 9 out of 10 journalists believe the press keeps political leaders from doing things they shouldn‟t do. Watergate allowed investigative reporting to gain celebrity and sex appeal. With how the power of watchdog journalism was being weakened by tabloid treatment of everyday circumstances, TV reporter Liz Leamy coined the phrase, “just add water.”

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Across: 1. The scandal Nixon's administration tried to cover 3. “I am on a drug, it‟s called „_____.‟ It‟s not available cause if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off and children will weep over your exploded body.” 4. “King of Pop”; passed away in 2009 5. Unauthorized release of papers regarding U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War Down: 2. Scandal with Monica Lewinsky 4. Exposed corrupt power during the Progressive Era (i.e. The Jungle) 6. Married for 72 days with Kris Humphries

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