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The State of Investigative Journalism

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(Duration: 51:21)

Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting, Journalism Department, College of Media, University of Illinois

Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor of ProPublica

Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of the Investigative News Network

Host: Craig Cohen

The work of investigative reporters has been behind many stories that have become history and led to changes in public policy. Most famously, it was the work of investigative journalists that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon following the Watergate scandal. But investigative reporting takes time and money, a challenge as newsrooms slash budgets and focus on feeding a 24-hour news cycle. This has led to the growth of independent investigative reporting organizations such as ProPublica and the Investigative News Network, which often partner with larger media outlets. We'll discuss the state of investigative journalism with Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting, Journalism Department, College of Media, University of Illinois; Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor of ProPublica; and Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of the Investigative News Network.

Categories: Media and journalism