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Investigating Power expands

Posted: Oct. 2, 2013 | Tags: journalism


Investigating Power

Jouranlist George Lardner talks about his coverage of the Kennedy assassination.

Executive Editor Charles Lewis and the Investigative Reporting Workshop, the Fund for Independence in Journalism and the Center for Public Integrity jointly released Investigating Power last year. This online multimedia presentation honors independent journalism in America, with career timelines, video excerpts and significant “truth to power” moments in contemporary U.S. history since 1950, including the recollections of 23 journalists who made significant contributions to the nation's understanding of key issues, including McCarthyism, civil rights, Watergate and the Vietnam and the post-9/11 Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

The Workshop has now posted new video conversations with two additional journalists talking about their work in this unique oral history. Lewis interviewed Philip Meyer, the preeminent pioneer of computer-assisted reporting and author of the classic 1973 book, Precision Journalism, who later became a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and George Lardner, a longtime, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post staff writer and author who is now a scholar-in-residence at the Workshop. 

We'll continue to add more interviews throughout 2014. 

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