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The watchdog still barks : how accountability reporting evolved for the digital age

Author: Beth Knobel
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Knobel
ISBN: 9780823279333 0823279332 9780823279340 0823279340
OCLC Number: 1028751859
Description: vii, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Watchdog Still Barks --
Bigger Means Better --
The Workhorse of the Watchdogs --
America's Most Vulnerable --
If Not Now, When?
Series Title: Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series.
Responsibility: Beth Knobel.

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Perhaps no function of the press is as important as being a watchdog over the government. Based on the first content analysis to focus specifically on accountability journalism nationally, this  Read more...

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