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Democracy's detectives : the economics of investigative journalism

Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigative reporting generates new information about important issues that someone is trying to keep secret. Impacts of this journalism can be high. Yet the costs of discovering and telling these stories may also be significant. Democracy's Detectives uses economic theories of information to explain both how institutions breakdown in predictable ways and how journalists find and reveal which programs, products,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hamilton
ISBN: 9780674545502 0674545508
OCLC Number: 945434305
Description: x, 368 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Economic theories of investigative reporting --
Detectives, muckrakers, and watchdogs --
What's the story? --
What's the impact? --
How is it produced? --
How is it supported? --
A single investigative reporter --
Accountability and algorithms.
Responsibility: James T. Hamilton.
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Investigative journalism holds democracies and individuals accountable to the public. But important stories are going untold as news outlets shy away from the expense of watchdog reporting.  Read more...

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Bracing.--Rick Edmonds"Poynter" (10/10/2016) A highly original look at exactly what the subtitle promises...Has this topic ever been more important than this year?--Tyler Cowen"Marginal Revolution" Read more...

 
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