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

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

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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
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Beth Knobel
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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. This book presents a study of how this most important form of journalism, watchdog reporting, came of age in the digital era at American newspapers. 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, for clues on how papers addressed the watchdog role 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. Although the American newspaper industry contracted significantly during the 1990s and 2000s, as the digital transformation drove down circulation and print ad revenues, the data collected here shows that papers studied actually held fast to the watchdog role. Although the newspapers studied all endured large budget and staff cuts during the 20 years studied as paid circulation and advertising dropped, the amount of deep watchdog reporting on their front pages generally increased over time. The Watchdog Still Barks contains original interviews with editors of the newspapers studied, 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Knobel, Beth
Dewey number
070.4309730905
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series
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  • Investigative reporting
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Online journalism
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age, Beth Knobel, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780823279357
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12051231
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remote
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12051231
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MWT12051231
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age, Beth Knobel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823279357
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12051231
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051231
System control number
MWT12051231
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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