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View Resource Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

In 1975, a group of concerned reporters and investigative journalists met to share personal stories about reporting and writing. After one of their number suggested that what most characterizes the investigative reporter is "a sense of outrage", they agreed to form the group that is now known as Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). On their homepage, visitors can read more about their...
View Resource Nieman Watchdog

Harvard doesn't have a formal journalism program per se, but they do have the world-famous Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Along with their celebrated fellowship programs, they also have a strong web presence, and the Nieman Watchdog site is just one important part of that presence. Operating under the motto "Questions the press should ask", the Watchdog project helps the...
View Resource Citizen Journalist's Guide to Open Government

As more and more citizens decide to use both new and traditional media to engage in investigative reporting, they may wonder how they can find out more about governmental activities. The Citizen Journalist's Guide to Open Government, provided by the Knight Citizen News Network, is an excellent place to start. The guide is divided into ten "doors", covering everything from "Access to Courts" to...