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Encyclopedia > Watchdog journalism

Watchdog journalism The competitive media market place provides reasonably balanced and accurate information to the public about important public policy issues. Which serves as a check against powerful interests. It is the ideological opposite of lapdog journalism.

See also

Debunkers are skeptics who attempt to disprove and pursues what they consider to be false, unscientific, bizarre or abnormal claims. ... Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), founded in 1986, is a leftist group that works against and documents bias in the media and erroneous reporting. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, analyzing and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ...

External links

  • This Is Watchdog Journalism by Murrey Marder, excerpted from the 1998 Nieman Watchdog Journalism Conference

  Results from FactBites:
Principles of Journalism | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) (1223 words)
Journalism has an unusual capacity to serve as watchdog over those whose power and position most affect citizens.
While journalism should reach beyond such topics as government and public safety, a journalism overwhelmed by trivia and false significance ultimately engenders a trivial society.
Journalism is a form of cartography: it creates a map for citizens to navigate society.
Poynter Online - Slapping a Headline on Watchdog Journalism (957 words)
Watchdog journalism is at the heart of what we do, an important function of our paper through the full range of what we do, not just isolated or farmed off in a section in the newsroom, it's an enterprise wide activity.
Watchdog journalism is an attitude in which you hold powerful institutions and bad guys accountable to the rest of us.
Watchdog journalism is a state of mind for the whole newspaper: journalism that gives power to people.
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