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Posted: May 26, 2015 | Tags: nonprofit organization
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Anya Schiffrin edited a new book about investigative journalism around the world
In the last five years, the public was deprived of as many as a thousand important stories ranging from “an investor’s plan to bundle and sell minority-owned broadcaster companies on the public spectrum” to “blatant corruption” in Florida. Investigative freelancers abandoned these stories because of resource constraints, advocacy group Project Word said in a report.
The survey, published in February 2015, said declining pay, costly health insurance and contracts that neither allowed them to resell their works nor offered protection against libel ...
In recent decades, we have seen some of the most respected, powerful media families in America sell their newspapers away to the highest bidders. We’ve watched and winced as the Chandlers sold the Los Angeles Times, the Pulitzer family sold the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Bingham family sold the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Knight-Ridder families broke up their chain of flagship newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Miami Herald, and the Bancroft family members sold Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
With each successive generation, the apple fell further from the journalism ...