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The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age, Beth Knobel

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The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age
Title
The watchdog still barks
Title remainder
how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Beth Knobel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps no other function of a free press is as important as the watchdog role--its ability to monitor the work of the government. It is easier for politicians to get away with abusing power--wasting public funds and making poor decisions--if the press is not shining its light with what is termed "accountability reporting." This need has become especially clear in recent months, as the American press has come under virulent direct attack for carrying out its watchdog duties. Upending the traditional media narrative that watchdog accountability journalism is in a long, dismaying decline, The Watchdog Still Barks presents a study of how this most important form of journalism came of age in the digital era at American newspapers. Although the American newspaper industry contracted significantly during the 1990s and 2000s, Fordham professor and former CBS News producer Beth Knobel illustrates through empirical data how the amount of deep watchdog reporting on the newspapers' studied front pages generally increased over time despite shrinking circulations, low advertising revenue, and pressure to produce the kind of soft news that plays well on social media. Based on the first content analysis to focus specifically on accountability journalism nationally, The Watchdog Still Barks examines the front pages of nine newspapers located across the United States to paint a broad portrait of how public service journalism has changed since 1991 as the advent of the Internet transformed journalism. This portrait of the modern newspaper industry shows how papers of varying sizes and ownership structures around the country marshaled resources for accountability reporting despite significant financial and technological challenges. The Watchdog Still Barks includes original interviews with editors who explain why they are staking their papers' futures on the one thing that American newspapers still do better than any other segment of the media: watchdog and investigative reporting."--Back cover
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DLC
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Knobel, Beth
Dewey number
070.4309730905
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.I56
LC item number
K56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Investigative reporting
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Online journalism
  • Investigative reporting
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Online journalism
  • United States
Label
The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age, Beth Knobel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Watchdog Still Barks -- Bigger Means Better -- The Workhorse of the Watchdogs -- America's Most Vulnerable -- If Not Now, When?
Control code
1028751859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 149 pages
Isbn
9780823279340
Lccn
2017054146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028751859
Label
The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age, Beth Knobel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Watchdog Still Barks -- Bigger Means Better -- The Workhorse of the Watchdogs -- America's Most Vulnerable -- If Not Now, When?
Control code
1028751859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 149 pages
Isbn
9780823279340
Lccn
2017054146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028751859

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