Raising Hell: Straight Talk from Investigative Journalists

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Ron Chepesiuk, Haney Howell, Edward Lee
McFarland, Oct 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 191 pages
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In recent years, a new wave of investigative journalists have become prominent. Some relish being "politically incorrect" (David Brock, author of The Real Anita Hill); others methodically shatter cultural icons (Douglas Frantz's expose of Washington insider Clark Clifford); and still others have revealed such horror as Cold War experimentation on unsuspecting citizens (Eileen Welsome's Pulitzer Prize-winning stories). In their own words, these journalists and nine others (Tim Weiner, John Camp, Marjie Lundstrom, Gerald Posner, Sydney Schanberg, David Burnham, Bryon Acohido, Dan Moldea and Brian Ross) provide insight to their jobs and the role of investigative journalism in American society.
 

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This volume includes interviews with 11 contemporary investigative reporters from print and electronic media, conducted by three faculty members from Winthrop University. A skimpy introduction does ... Read full review

Contents

TIM WEINER Digging for Truth
5
JOHN CAMP Following the Money
19
MARJIE LUNDSTROM Exposing the Child Killers
35
GERALD POSNER Against the Grain
49
DOUGLAS FRANTZ Investigating Friends in High Places
63
SYDNEY SCHANBERG Lessons from the Killing Field
75
DAVID BURNHAM Investigating Bureaucracies
91
BYRON ACOHIDO Covering the Company in a Company Town
103
DAN MOLDEA Investigating Organized Crime
117
EILEEN WELSOME Always Check the Footnoes
133
DAVID BROCK Investigations from the Right
145
BRIAN ROSS Big Stories from Simple Pictures
157
Selected Bibliography
173
Index
177
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Ron Chepesiuk is a professor and head of special collections at Winthrop University. He is also the author of Sixties Radicals, Then and Now (1995), Hard Target (1999) and The Scotch-Irish (2000). He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Haney Howell lives in Rock Hill South Carolina. Edward Lee lives in York, South Carolina.

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