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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 press ask penetrating questions. On their homepage, they offer up some of their highlights, including recent commentaries on issues that may not be receiving enough critical coverage in the media, along with links to compelling blogs. The "Showcase" section is quite a tour-de-force, as it features best practices and innovative features across the news media. Recent features here have included a primer on US detainee policy and links to extended investigations on the restructuring of the FBI after 9/11. The site is rounded out by a search engine and by the inclusion of their own in-house blog.
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Date of Scout Publication 2007-08-10
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