Monday, December 31, 2007

Interesting: How High Does Torture Go?

Marjorie Cohn: The Torture Tape Cover-Up: How High Does It Go?
By Marjorie Cohn(
But according to investigative journalist Ron Suskind in his 2006 book One Percent Doctrine, it was a "walk-in" who led the CIA to Mohammed in return for a $25 million reward. Zubaydah evidently wasn't a top al Qaeda leader. ...
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Interesting: Fake Pollsters

When Push Comes to Shove, Phone Pollster Hangs Up
By T.M. Lindsey
My investigative journalism skills had hit a snag, but I chose not to pursue the matter any further. I'm sure I could trace the monetary source of the out-of-state independent pollster, but the process of elimination pretty much spells ...

Investigative: 20 Anomalies in Murder Case

Investigative journalism students find 20 anomalies in 1981 case - UK
by holdthefrontpage staff Journalism students who turned their coursework into a real-life investigation are the subject of a radio documentary this weekend ...
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Friday, December 28, 2007

Interesting: $12B Chevron Contamination Suit

Indigenous Ecuadorians vs. Chevron
Investigative Journalist Greg Palast files this report from the rainforests of Ecuador, where an indigenous tribe is suing Chevron for $12 billion for contaminating the Amazon. Also included is part of Palast’s interview with Ecuador’s ...
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Video: Naomi Klein On the Shock Doctrine

VIDEO: Naomi Klein on the Shock Doctrine
In a wide-ranging interview with Truthout's Geoffrey Millard, bestselling author and investigative journalist Naomi Klein discusses the catastrophic failures that have ensued from the free-market reforms that has spread throughout the ...
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Journalists Attacked: Politkovskaya Suspects Remain in Custody

Politkovskaya murder suspects remain in custody until April
RIA Novosti - Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, December 27 (RIA Novosti) - A Moscow court has remanded in custody three suspects in the 2006 murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, ...
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Biz: Whither Investigative Journalism?

Three outcomes for investigative reporting?
By mcwflint(mcwflint)
He suggests three paths for the future of investigative journalism. Bradshaw suggests these ways: 1) Mainstream media can use investigative journalism to provide a distinctive product and prevent the readership migrating.
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Awards: Arab Journalism Prize Extension

Deadline for participation in Arab Journalism Award extended (press release) - Dubai,Umm al Qaiwain,United Arab Emirates
The Awards comes with cash prizes totaling US $235000 (AED 863000), and includes 12 categories - Politics, Business, Investigative Journalism, IT, ...
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Interesting: Killing Kids in Davao

Poverty, Abuse Force Davao’s Children to the Streets
By caloy
CONDE Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (Part Two) DAVAO CITY — In 2000 and 2001, Davao City was adjudged the country’s “Most Child-Friendly City” by the National Council for the Welfare of Children, a government body under ...
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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Investigations: Drug War Snitches

Snitch: Informers, Cooperators & the Corruption of Justice, by ...
By Editor
‘In “Snitch: Informers, Cooperators & the Corruption of Justice,” investigative journalist Ethan Brown reveals what the nation’s harsh drug sentencing laws, dating from the “tough on crime” 1980s, have truly wrought: a judicial system ...
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Interesting: CIA Rendition Plane Carried Coke

By Omahkohkiaayo i'poyi(Omahkohkiaayo i'poyi)
Levine had on this program is Bill Conroy a young Gary Webb inspired investigative journalist who writes for Narco News Publisher Al Giordano as well as Alex Cockburn's CounterPunch." "This particular Gulfstream II (tail number N987SA), ...
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Interesting: Interview with Natalia Morari, Exiled by FSB

Grigory Pasko: Interview with Exiled Journalist Natalia Morari
By Grigory Pasko
[This blog has closely followed the story of the FSB's forced exile of Natalia Morari, an investigative journalist from the New Times magazine, and below we're pleased to feature a special interview with her by our correspondent Grigory ...
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Awards: Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report Wins Prestigious Investigative Award
By Mark Potok
Managing their wide-ranging mission by carrying on the fine but increasingly rare tradition of old-school investigative journalism, the writers and editors weed through mountains of paper, work the phones, hit the pavement, ...
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Interesting: U.S. Gov't-Backed Investigative Journalism?!

Report provides support strategies for investigative journalism
International Journalist's Network - USA
Recommendations call for more investment in investigative journalism training, more developmental aid to nonprofit organizations for the creation of more ...
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Patience, Persistence and a bit of luck
International Journalist's Network - USA
This four month investigative journalism program is the first of three courses that will offer advanced skills to twenty-four Azerbaijani journalists to ...
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The Biz: Petition on Media Consolidation

Stop Media Consolidation!!!!
By Kathy from MO(SunnyG)
The new rules will further consolidate local media markets -- taking away independent voices in cities already woefully short on local news and investigative journalism. Congress has the power to throw out these rules -- and if 100000 ...
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Journalists Attacked: Putin Bans Journalist

Investigative Journalist Banned From Russia By Putin
By Fred Stopsky
The recent elections in Russia were marked by widespread evidence that opposition parties were denied access to the media while those supporting President Putin such as United Russia had plenty of money and exposure on state television. ...
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Journalists Attacked: 2007 a Deadly Year

Struggle for Free Expression Comes with Deadly Price Tag
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
In June, investigative journalist Derek Finkle was victorious in his quest to quash the subpoena ordering him to hand over his research materials from his ...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Journalists: NBC Investigatorial Journo Lisa Myers Q&A

Receive's Daily tvnewser Feed via email - New York,NY,USA
tvnewser: Making the switch from political reporting to full-time investigative journalism has been... Myers: Fantastic. I admit to the occasional pang when ...
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The Biz: Village Voice Shakeup Claims Investigative Journo

Democracy Now! | Village Voice Shakeup: Top Investigative ...
Village Voice Shakeup: Top Investigative Journalist Fired, Prize-Winning Writers Resign Following Merger with New Times Media ...

Interesting: Israeli WMDs Use

Salman Abu Sitta - Traces of Poison: Israel's Dark History Revealed
By thecutter(thecutter)
CHASING THE CULPRITS: Sara Leibovitz-Dar is a persistent investigative journalist. The trauma experienced by her parents in their native Lithuania left an indelible mark on her. She abhorred injustice and, particularly, ...
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Investigations: How Comcast Hacked Your Computer

Technology News
Silicon Valley's Metro - San Jose,CA,USA
So researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with an investigative journalist at Associated Press, started running tests on the Comcast ...
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Monday, December 3, 2007

Online: New French Investigative Journo Site

The 18th Brumaire of Edwy Plenel
By Arthur Goldhammer(Arthur Goldhammer)
Edwy Plenel, the former editor of Le Monde, and 5 colleagues are launching a paid-access on-line media outlet, MediaPart, which will emphasize investigative journalism. The "pre-site" opens today and can be read for free. ...
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Awards: New European Prizes

Investigative and Ethical Prizes given to online journalists
International Journalist's Network - USA
The ethical journalism prize is open to journalists under the age of 30 and the investigative journalism prize is open to all journalists. ...
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Awards: Indian Investigative Journalism

Outlook magazine gets IPI Award
Hindu - Chennai,India
The India Chapter of the International Press Institute (IPI) has chosen the magazine for its investigative journalism work during 2006. ...
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In the Courts: European Ruling on Sources

Court victory backs journalists who protect their sources' identity
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the protection of the identity of sources is an essential pillar of freedom of the press. In so doing it awarded damages to the German investigative journalist, Hans Martin Tillack, ...
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Friday, November 30, 2007

Books: "Regret the Error" Takes on Newsroom Culture

From the American Journalism Review's story on my buddy Craig Silverman's recent book "Regret the Error": "Various studies show that errors occur in up to 61 percent of all stories, far more than the media acknowledge. Silverman criticizes journalists for taking the 'person approach,' or blaming one individual, rather than the 'systems approach,' which also considers the workplace processes and cultures that contribute." Read the full review here and another review in Editor & Publisher here. Congrat,s Crage!

Investigations: "Exposed" Author Interviewed

NPR Interviews Mark Schapiro, Exposing a Toxic US Policy
Mark Schapiro, an investigative journalist, was recently interviewed on NPR about his new book "Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power" and to discuss the use of dangerous chemicals like ...
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In the Courts: Damages for Reporter

Court Awards Damages to Reporter Whose Home Was Raided
New York Times - United States
28 — In a ruling seen as a victory for freedom of the press, a European court has awarded damages to an investigative journalist whose home was raided and ...
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The Biz: Challenges of Investigative Journos

'Disturbing trend'
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - Syracuse,NY,USA
For an investigative journalist, public records are the bread and butter of reporting, Barstow said. But in the past few years, accessing such vital ...
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In the Courts: Reporter Source Shielded

European court backs reporter's right to shield source
International Herald Tribune - France
By Stephen Castle BRUSSELS: In a ruling welcomed as a victory for freedom of the press, a European court has awarded damages to an investigative journalist ...
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Investigations: India's Bone Trade Supplies U.S. Med Companies

INDIA: Scott Carney on The Bone Trade and US Medical Supply Companies
By Sree Sreenivasan
As someone who focuses mainly on investigative journalism, he's made waves with some of his stories for Wired, NPR and other media outlets. Back in Feb. 2007, we wrote about his coverage of the India trade in human organs. ...
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The Biz: Pro Publica Update

Pro Publica believes it will be the "largest, best-led and best-funded investigative journalism operation in the United States. ...
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Awards: The Nation Supports Investigative Projects

The Nation Wants To Give You $1000 (If You're A Reporter) - New York,NY,USA
... I've recently started a new job running an investigative journalism project at the Nation Institute, which is the nonprofit arm of the Nation magazine. ...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Interesting: Your Cellphone is Watching You

Bugged and tracked via your cell phone
By Henk Ruyssenaars - Ex Scandinavia correspondent
Investigative journalist Christopher Bollyn wrote about it in the American Free Press: "The most critical computer and communication networks used by the US government and military are secured by encryption software written by an ...
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The Biz: Sluggos Polled, Say News Getting Crappier

Everyone's to blame for the state of media
By Fagstein
Investigative journalism is the first casualty of a journalist's busy schedule, and so local news tends to the tired old no-effort categories: he-said-she-said political battles, rewrite-what-the-police-PR-guy-told-me crime reporting, ...
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Journalists Attacked: Filipino Journo Killing Suspect Arrested

Suspect in the 2001 killing of Philippine provincial journalist ...
Southeast Asian Press Alliance - Bangkok,Thailand
FFFJ is composed of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, the Philippine Press Institute, ...
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Tools: Investigative Journo Training Modules

Investigative reporting essentials (3)
Media Helping Media - London,England,UK
By Branko Cecen Part three in this series of modules on investigative journalism provides examples that point to the importance of a detailed list of those ...
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Awards: Quebec Journalism Prizes

Awarding excellence in Quebec journalism (with links!)
By Fagstein
Investigative journalism: Du sable dans l'engrenage Guy Gendron, Jean-Luc Paquette and Monique Dumont Radio-Canada (Zone Libre). An in-depth look at the Alberta oilsands which are booming like nobody's business now that the high price ...
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The Biz: Tina Brown on Journalism Today

Tina Brown tells it like it is - well, was...
Media Guardian - UK
Big investigative journalism, narrative journalism, isn't cheap... at Tatler we didn't have any budget and there we had to have a strong point of view and ...
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Interesting: Rather on His CBS Suit

Dialogue: Dan Rather
Hollywood Reporter - United States
A substantial part of what results from the lawsuit will go to good works, including furthering investigative journalism. THR: What's the difference in ...
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Awards: UK Student Press

Journalism with a passion
Guardian Unlimited - UK
What we've done is investigative journalism, and it really paid off for Vision. It shows that even a student paper with no money can break big stories that ...
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The Biz: Behind the Scenes at BBC's Panorama Show

Panorama walk-out over McCann film
By Joana Morais(Joana Morais)
'So far as I can see, investigative journalism at the BBC is over,' he said. 'The broadcast script contains nuances that suggest that the McCanns still have a case to answer. The BBC should have had the courage to state that this is ...
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The Biz: British Editor Harold Evans on Investigative Journo

'Freedom of the press is a moral concept, or it is nothing'
Tehelka - New Delhi,India
The legendary British editor Harold Evans on investigative journalism, stings, the public role of the press and on what to show and what not to. ...
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Book: Your Right to Know

Using the Freedom of Information Act
Hebweb - UK
Investigative journalist Heather Brooke told a public meeting at the Stubbing Wharfe, Hebden Bridge yesterday evening that those who vote need to be ...
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Interesting: Giuliani's Anti-Crime Credentials Questioned

How Rudy Served as Midwife to Greenspan's `Wall of Money' Policy
By Naxal Watch(Naxal Watch)
In the future—thanks in part to Wendy Gramm (head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1988-93, then a member of the board of directors of Enron; wife of former Texas Republican Sen. Phil Gramm), and her deregulation of ...
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Friday, November 23, 2007

Interesting: Russia Complicit in Litvenko Hit, Papers Say

Lawyers for slain Russian agent take case to European Court of ...
The Canadian Press -
In the week's before his death he had been investigating the murder of another Kremlin opponent, investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. ...
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Free Press: No Negative Reporting, Please

Russia: covering the elections without the reporting - USA
... a little over a year after Novaya Gazeta investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered (the paper's editor, Dmitry Muratov, just received the ...
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Journalists Attacked: 500 Killed, 85% Cases Unsolved

MEDIA: They Made Thrones Tremble
IPS - Italy
But the paper has paid a heavy price, most recently with the life of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The last award winner Gao Qinrong, ...
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Investigations: Bid-Rigging in World Bank Loan Affair

PCIJ : 4 China firms, RP contractor linked to World Bank loan mess
Four Chinese companies and a Filipino firm were involved in the controversial multi-million roads project rejected by the World Bank, according to an official document obtained by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Interesting: Investigative Journos Enlisted Against Domestic Violence

'Domestic violence cases going unreported'
Malawi's Daily Times - Malawi
BY JOEL PHIRI Programme director for The Story Workshop, Joke van Kampen, has said investigative journalism could be used to help reduce cases of ...
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Investigations: Shady Land Deals in China & "A Fake Reporter Bogeyman"

Watchdog journalism vs. shady land deals
By Joel Martinsen (
Liu Wanyong, the CYD investigative journalist who wrote this report, had a devil of a time getting answers from the government. In a sidebar article, he wrote about his experiences with officials in Jiaxian: ...
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The Biz: Reporting Corrupted by Cuts, Overwork

Reporter stands up news crisis
By Action(Action)
Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies has written a new book which demonstrates that reporting has become corrupted by cuts and overwork in the newspaper industry. He told an audience of around 300 at Saturday's Media ...
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Investigations: Women Behind Bars

Investigative Journalist, Silja Talvi, Reads at The Bottleneck Lounge
By Andrew Taylor(K and/or J)
The BottleNeck Lounge, in conjunction with ColorsNW Magazine, is pleased to present Seattle-based investigative journalist Silja Talvi on Sunday, Dec. 2 for an intimate reading followed by a celebration of the release of her ...
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Journalists: Frank McCulloch, 87, On Being a Journo

colorado voices Journalism's principles still strong
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
As an investigative journalist, mcculloch wrote about the mafia's political connections and other tough topics. As managing editor at the San Francisco ...
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Iraq: How Christian Right, Neocons Brought Down Bush

How the Neocon-Christian Right Alliance Brought Down the House of Bush
AlterNet - San Francisco,CA,USA
AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to investigative journalist Craig Unger in Washington, DC, here with Democracy Now! He is author of the new book The Fall of the ...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Biz: Steiger Pushed for ProPublica Story

Steiger pushed for story now funding ProPublica
By Chris Roush
Michael Calderone of Politico reports Tuesday that former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger pushed the paper to write a story last year about a foundation that is now funding an investigative journalism program, ...
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Books: "Administration of Torture"

Administration of Torture by Jameel Jaffer and Amrit Singh
By Guy La Roche
So, even when so much has already been said about the subject, I would highly recommend Administration of Torture, not only because it is a formidable example of investigative journalism, not only because it shows that torture is not by ...
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Book: Spy Death Mystery Revived

Investigative journalist launches book to solve spy death mystery - UK
by holdthefrontpage staff A magazine editor is launching a new book to investigate the true story of a spy who vanished in the 1950s. ...
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Journalists: Hersh Speaketh

Investigative Journalist Seymour Hersh Shares War Secrets
New University Online - CA,USA
By Melissa Wells Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spoke at UC Irvine on Tuesday, Nov. 13 regarding his latest book, ...
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Investigations: Behind Reporters Without Borders

Media Watchdog as Democracy Manipulator
ZNet - Woods Hole,MA,USA
The last RSF reporter to be examined in this section is Saleem Samad, an investigative journalist who specializes in reporting on South Asian affairs. ...
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Journalists Attacked: Implicated in Mozambique's Cardoso Killing Dies

Chissano begins mourning period
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
... made headlines of his own in 2002 when he was sensationally accused of bankrolling the killing of Mozambican investigative journalist Carlos Cardoso. ...
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Journalists Attacked: Three Suspects in Politkovskaya Murder Remanded in Custody

Court remands in custody three suspects in Politkovskaya murder
RIA Novosti - Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, November 19 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court remanded in custody on Monday three suspects in the 2006 murder of investigative journalist Anna ...
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The Biz: BBC Journo on the Future of Journalism

The Future of Journalism
Harbus Online - Cambridge,MA,USA
How then can firms continue to pay for expensive foreign news bureaus, or even for expensive investigative journalism at home? The BBC, for example, ...
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Books: Holiday Gifts from Consortium News

Holiday Shopping That Aids Democracy
Consortium News - USA
..., which for the past dozen years has been producing important investigative journalism and making it available free on the Internet. ...
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The Biz: ProPublica Off the Ground

Putting their money into the right to know
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... human-rights and political causes, decided to support another troubled business: news reporting, specifically investigative journalism, which they fear ...
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Investigations: "Mess-o-potamia" News

From University of Michigan historian Juan Cole's excellent Mideast blog, Informed Consent, Nov. 19, 2007: "Iraqi Gov't Inaction Poses Grave Risks: US Officers." And this from Aug. 23, 2007: "Military Coup Planned for Iraq?"

Journalists Attacked: Silence on Killings in Philippines

SC chief bewails silence on killing of journalists - Philippines
The case Puno was referring to was the murder of investigative journalist Marlene Esperat, whose killers were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Cebu ...
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Investigations: PBS Looks at Sleazy Mortgage Practices

PBS' NOW and talking music & the war with Ruth
By Mikey Likes It!(Mikey Likes It!)
That is a half-hour, weekly show about investigative journalism. It takes a look at how investigative reports are broken and their impact when published. Community member Marci recommended it. In addition to airing in most TV markets, ...
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Intelligence: "Spy Blog" on UK Intel Breaches

Alex Allan is now Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee ...
By wtwu
Is reprinting details and copyright photos, for profit, from a personal website what "investigative journalism" consists of these days ? It seems that Alex Allan has now removed the alleged "security risk" personal address and telephone ...
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Journalists: Blackledge Speaks

Pulitzer winner to speak at WKU
Bowling Green Daily News - KY, United States
Brett Blackledge received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism and The Associated Press Managing Editors public service award for his ...
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Friday, November 16, 2007

Interesting: John Birch Society's Take on Secret 9/11 Operative

BLOCKBUSTER REVELATIONS: The Hidden Key to the Terrorist Attacks
John Birch Society - Appleton,WI,USA
Mention must be made of another outstanding investigative journalist that Jasper credits with helping to tell much of the story behind our nation's ...
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Press Freedom: China Clamps Down

China: Propaganda Authorities' Intervention Increase, Journalist ...
By chinaview
In a booming and fast-transforming economy riddled with corruption, they have found a fertile field for investigative journalism, along with readers increasingly hungry to know about malfeasance that affects their lives. ...
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The Biz: Reporting Really Dead? Debate Goes On

Is the art of reporting really doomed?
By seandodson
Right again, when he quotes John Simpson who says that investigative journalism is being cut back, even at the BBC. But he's wrong to see nothing but gloom. For a start, the "splintering" of the media has already happened. ...
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Press Freedoms: UK Security Strategy

Straw proposes wide-ranging constitutional changes
Guardian Unlimited - UK
... data and new rules in the criminal justice and immigration bill had raised concerns that they might "impede legitimate investigative journalism". ...
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Press Freedoms: Pakistan Condemned

RP journalist joins condemnation of media restrictions in Pakistan
GMA - Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
FFFJ members include the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, the Philippine Press Institute, ...
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Investigations: New ICIJ Reports on Post-9/11 Renditions, AIDS and U.S. Afghan/Iraq Contracts

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - The Center ...
ICIJ Investigations Collateral Damage Divine Intervention Iraq/Afghanistan Contracts Business of War Latin America Tobacco Water Privatization ...

Investigations: Award-Winning Journo on Her Probe of SA Jails

'I knew I was the vessel for a very powerful story'
Mail & Guardian Online - Johannesburg,South Africa
So, yes, just acknowledge you team as an investigative journalist. 7. Do you think that journalism students are trained well enough to prepare them for ...
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Journalists: Woodward on Gov Secrecy

Journalist Woodward decries government secrecy - Fayetteville,NC,USA
By Corey G. Johnson PEMBROKE — Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author, said Tuesday that excessive secrecy in government ...
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The Web: Death of the Investigative Journo Debated

The death of the reporter
By MrMerlot
Doesn't "the powerful global conversation", to quote the Cluetrain Manifesto, give investigative journalism new hope. Rather than be centred around the reporter, can communities of interest unite to share and uncover the sort of ...
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Journalists: Pederson on Reporter Privilege

Pederson details reporter's privilege at lecture - Dallas,TX,USA
... began by citing the past usage of investigative journalism and the 'reporter's privilege', and how things stand now as compared to over 50 years ago. ...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Investigations: House of Bush, House of Saud

By George Thomas Kysor(George Thomas Kysor)
But according to investigative journalist Craig Unger, author of the runaway New York Times bestseller House of Bush, House of Saud, these conflicts should be viewed as part of an entirely different paradigm — namely, an ongoing war.
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Interesting: Rebelling Against Latin America Shock Therapy

Latin America's Shock Resistance
By Naxal Watch(Naxal Watch)
In the mid-'70s, Argentina's legendary investigative journalist Rodolfo Walsh had regarded the ascendancy of Chicago School economics under junta rule as a setback, not a lasting defeat, for the left. The terror tactics used by the ...
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Investigations: Who Killed Uganda Rebel Leader?

Mystery over missing LRA leader - Qatar
Frank Nyakairu, an investigative journalist, has dedicated his career to trying to understand the inner workings of the LRA. Nyakairu said: "If Joseph Kony ...
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Journalists Attacked: Russia's Domnikov Killing Reopened

Reporter's Killing Re-Examined
The Moscow Times - Russia
The Investigative Committee is re-examining the murder of investigative journalist Igor Domnikov to establish who ordered the Novaya Gazeta reporter's ...
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Journalists: Woodward & Blackledge

Q&A with Bob Woodward - Fayetteville,NC,USA
(In order to do investigative journalism), you need to be slow and patient. Q: Of all the books you've written, which are your favorite? A: I've written 14, ...
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist to speak at WKU
News-Democrat & Leader - Russellville,KY,USA
Blackledge received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism and the Associated Press Managing Editors public service award for his ongoing ...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tools: How-To for Investigative Journos

The investigative synopsis
Media Helping Media - London,England,UK
It sets out a checklist of the questions and actions needed to complete a meaningful and authoritative piece of investigative journalism. ...
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Investigations: Muckraking in China

Chinese Muckraking a High-Stakes Gamble
Washington Post - United States
In a booming and fast-transforming economy riddled with corruption, they have found a fertile field for investigative journalism, along with readers ...
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The Biz: What Future for Us Sluggos?

Do reporters have a place in the future of journalism? - USA
The future of investigative journalism seems grim because media owners want people's opinions and not just the hard facts. Leigh says, "Daily Mail and Fox ...
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Investigations: Inside Australia's Briars Police Affair

The man who knew too much
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Police set up a taskforce, codenamed Briars, whose existence was discovered by Age investigative journalist Nick McKenzie. A committee to oversee Briars was ...
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Monday, November 12, 2007

From the Information Clearing House, Nov. 10, 2007: "Meet Abu Abed: the US's new ally against al-Qaida".

From the Information Clearing House, Nov. 8, 2007: "The Neoconservative Agenda to Sacrifice the Fifth Fleet".

From, Oct. 2007: "Chinese Ties Dampen Zimbabwe Industry and Media". (Thanks to Robyn for this last story.)
Distance education - Philippines
Electives consist of: Advanced Computer-assisted Reporting, Creative Writing, Editorial and Opinion Writing, Investigative Journalism, Issues in Broadcast ...
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Jeffrey Feldman: Media Derelict On Damning Giuliani Scoop
By Jeffrey Feldman(
And so, Americans are left with no choice but to do the work themselves--to rally behind good investigative journalism and shine a light on the candy floss that passes itself off as reporting the presidential campaign. ...
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Cecil Bothwell to helm news desk of new independent weekly in ...
By ash(Admin)
The _Asheville City Paper,_ targeting n 18-45 liberal demographic, will feature hard-hitting investigative journalism and will cover national politics, local news and music. Additionally, the paper will feature nationally syndicated ...
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50bookchallenge @ 2007-11-10T11:57:00
By armagh444(50bookchallenge)
Historical investigative journalism. That's what O'Neill calls it anyway. Frankly, I'm not sure that I like the term - either for its accuracy or its implications. And I am similarly not sure that I liked this book. ...
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Role of investigative journalism emphasised
Daily News - TSN - Dar Es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania

By ianbone

TO THE EDITOR: Press freedom violations
Sofia Echo - Bulgaria

Next Tuesday: From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
By Rebel Girl(Rebel Girl)

The vultures are circling.....
By Louisefeminista(marshajane)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Iraq snapshot
By Common Ills(Common Ills)
... remember that Robert Parry has been doing investigative journalism for years and, if you're in that area or are visting it on the 19th, you'll have access to one of the most straighforward and determined journalists in this country. ...
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Chauncey Bailey Project awarded $20000 from SDX
By SonyaSmith
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists approved a $20000 grant to help launch a collaborative investigative journalism project to continue the work of murdered Oakland Post Editor ...
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Warner will not quit FIFA despite political win
Guardian Unlimited - UK
"I have refused consistently to dignify the garbage that (Andrew) Jennings spews out," said Warner in reference to the investigative journalist who ...
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Changing Face of Indian Journalism
Mauritius Times - Mauritius
... the Editor Rusi Karanjia named Dharam Yash Dev as India's most investigative journalist for his exposure of the Jayanti Teja financial scam, ...
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Monday, November 5, 2007

If journalism becomes further marginalized, look out world!
Reclaim the Media - Seattle,WA,USA
CL: My biggest single worry is that journalism - especially investigative journalism -- will become further marginalised, like a rare book or unique ...
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Philippines: Issues raised over President's appointment of new ...
By Tonyo Cruz
The team blog Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism is unimpressed:. Macarambon is a virtual unknown, which has only cast suspicions on his appointment to the Comelec. This, despite reports saying he was nominated by former ...
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Review: Delirium by Laura Restrepo
Guardian Unlimited - UK
His strand of the story echoes Restrepo's own work as an investigative journalist and representative on the Colombian ceasefire commissions of the Eighties, ...
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Camini Marajh gets honorary doctorate
Trinidad & Tobago Express - Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
EXPRESS investigative journalist Camini Marajh was one of four persons to receive honorary doctorates during the two-day University of the West Indies (UWI) ...
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Robert Dreyfuss
By Charles Goyette
In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of his articles have won awards from The Washington Monthly. In 2003, Dreyfuss was awarded Project Censored's first prize for a ... Blog -

Fugitives from JP
Jamaica Plain Gazette - Jamaica Plain,MA,USA
Only a half-century later would Mike—now a well-regarded investigative journalist and war correspondent—learn the stunning truth behind those secrets. ...
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The Who By Numbers, By Kurt Loder - USA
Investigative journalist Duncan Campbell reported that the famed guitarist had been "falsely accused" and that the site he had accessed actually had no ...
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War author's huge archive goes on show
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... US war correspondent Dr Terry Anderson, who was held hostage in the Lebanon for seven years, and celebrated investigative journalist Philip Knightley. ...
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The tragedy of Stuart Gair
Sunday Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
TV investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre was making a film about the emergency services. Stuart recognised the reporter and started telling him about his ...
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How BLACKWATER profited off of Hurricane Katrina
Amy Goodman from DemocracyNOW asks investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill how Blackwater profited off Hurricane Katrina.
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Goose Lane book nominated for BC award
The committee for the British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-fiction has just released the first-ever longlist for its $40000 prize. Award-winning CBC investigative journalist Jacques Poitras is among the 10 nominees for his new book ...
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Double Dose: A Look at Healthcare for Women Behind Bars; House ...
By Christine C.
Healthcare Behind Bars: In her new book, "Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the US Prison System," investigative journalist Silja JA Talvi looks at multiple aspects of the prison system, including the neglect of women's health. ...
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Hopes for film based on Watson 'injustice' - Wellington,New Zealand
Veteran screenwriter and director Jonothan Cullinane plans to make a film based on the book Trial by Trickery by investigative journalist Keith Hunter. ...
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Suffering 'Secondary Trauma'
In These Times - Chicago,IL,USA
Silja JA Talvi is a senior editor at In These Times, an investigative journalist and essayist with credits in many dozens of newspapers and magazines ...
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The Freak Show
Atlantic Online - USA
Eric Schlosser, a National Magazine Award–winning investigative journalist, is the author of Fast Food Nation (2001) and Reefer Madness (2003).
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Iranian Dissidents Debate Merits Of US Democracy Aid
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - Prague,Czech Republic
Investigative journalist Akbar Ganji, writing in "The Washington Post" on October 26, said that US aid to the pro-democracy movement in Iran compromises ...
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Guardian's Leigh warns that web could spell the end of the reporter
Press Gazette - UK
By Dominic Ponsford Veteran Guardian investigative journalist David Leigh fears that the "proper reporter" is under threat in the age of the internet. ...
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Journalists need courage on investigative reporting
IPP Media - Guardian - Dar es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania
By Christine Afandi As I sat through a workshop on investigative journalism and reporting on environment and natural resources management two weeks ago in ...
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Former Nixon aide John Dean speaks at Brandeis
The Brandeis Hoot - West Orange,NJ,USA
Dean also contrasted the state of investigative journalism during Watergate and the three decades subsequent to the affair with the current lack of ...
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Moribound in US, investigative reporting alive in Turkey
Turkish Daily News (subscription) - Ankara,Turkey
Investigative journalism in the United States had started nearly 100 years ago, with the first association for investigative journalism in 1975, ...
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Blogs and Investigative Journalism: conclusion
By paulbradshaw
The concluding part of this draft book chapter sums up some of the key points and looks at the future paths of investigative journalism in a new media age. I would welcome any corrections, extra information or comments. ...
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Friday, November 2, 2007

Journalists: Fast Food Nation's Eric Schlosser Speaks

LV hosts 'Fast Food Nation' author
Campus Times - La Verne,CA,USA
A self-described, "old-fashioned investigative journalist," in the traditional muckraking style, Schlosser reporting work tackles societal issues such as ...
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Tools: Web Journalism Resources

More New New Journalism
By John Bebow
The Center for Public Integrity: Independent, investigative journalism funded by more than a dozen foundations. Check out, for example, their current investigation of dwindling federal funding and activity to clean up major sites of ...
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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Journalists Attacked: Escapees Tried to Free Scribe's Assassin

Mozambique: Escapees Tried to Free Cardoso Assassin - Washington,USA
Anibalzinho is serving a 30 year prison sentence for his part in the murder, on 22 November 2000, of the country's top investigative journalist, ...
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Investigations: Women Prisoners, Forgotten and Abused

Women Behind Bars
In These Times - Chicago,IL,USA
Join In These Times on Wednesday, November 7, for a panel discussion with Investigative journalist and In These Times Senior Editor Silja JA Talvi...
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Roundtable: Journalism & Blogging

Advisory - LA Roundtable on Journalism & Blogging - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Eric Longabardi has a sixteen-plus year career as a television producer and investigative journalist. Mr. Longabardi is currently an independent producer ...
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The Biz: The Web and Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism and blogs: fundraising
By paulbradshaw
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Investigations: Taxes on Mulroney's $300K

From today's Globe and Mail: "Brian Mulroney: The Payments and the Taxman."

Investigations: Behind Overturned Army Convictions Story

Seattle author tells story behind overturned Army convictions
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
When the justice system gets it wrong, an investigative journalist can make it right. PI reporter Casey McNerthney tells how a Seattle author's work led to ...
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Spies: Eurasian Secret Services Review

Eurasian Secret Services Daily Review
Axis News - USA
Unforeseen complications have arisen in the investigation of murder of the investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, observer of the Novaya gazeta. ...
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Journalists Attacked: Crotia's Zeljko Peratovic

Harassment of Croatian reporter raises concerns - MI,USA
They confiscated four computers, a mobile phone, contact books and hundreds of documents belonging to the Croatian investigative journalist Zeljko Peratovic ...
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Journalists: Woodward On Critical Reporting

Journalism and State of Denial - MI,USA
By Carl Savich Bob Woodward is a legendary investigative journalist who along with Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story in the early 1970s. ...
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Tools: Online Investigative Journo Book

Blogs and investigative journalism: publishing
By paulbradshaw
Part four of this draft book chapter looks at how blogs have changed the publishing of journalism through its possibilities for transparency, potential permanence over time, limitless space, and digital distribution systems (part one is ...
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Mideast: Iran no Threat; Ha'aretz Cites Israeli Minister

From Ha'aretz, Oct. 25, 2007: "Iran Nukes Pose Little Threat to Israel."

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Journalists: Ida Tarbell Broke Standard Oil Co. Story

Several events lined up to mark Tarbell's birthday
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USA
By SHEILA BOUGHNER-BLAIR The mother of investigative journalism and the daughter of the oil region was a Titusville High School honors graduate. ...
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Conferences: 1st Pan-African Investigative Reports' Summit

Media For Freedom - Nepal,Nepal,Nepal
The Summit is being held in conjunction with the Power Reporting Conference organised by the University of Witwatersrands' Investigative Journalism ...
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Monday, October 29, 2007