Magazin: Investigative journalism

The director of Project for Excellence in Journalism, organization of US journalists concerned about the state of professional standards, names three simple steps for analyzing the dilemma: “Is it justified to break the law in order to gather information?”

A cautious editor, through his dedication to accuracy, spared the New York Times a scandal. He also brought a turning point to Times coverage of “Lewinsky case”. Further on, he made his daily more cautious and gave the authors of Project for Excellence in Journalism the idea for an article on basic classification of information accuracyProject for Excellence in Journalism

The awarded South-Korean investigative reporter of MBC-TV Han Hak-Soo exposed to his nation a fraud of their national hero. In the process, Han has admittedly over-stepped the ethical principles, and suffered professional and public discrediting. When it turned out his information was accurate, he earned appraisals, but not before the journalist and his family had to survive excommunication, threats and public invitations for lynching.By Jin Hyun-joo, The Korea Herald

Every newsroom has ’em: Reporters who come up with their own stories, and reporters who don’t come up with their own stories. The job is much easier – and enjoyable – if you’re a story hunter rather than a perennial assignment receiver. by Gregg McLachlan, Associate Managing Editor of the Simcoe Reformer, Ontario, Canada
Critical Thinking: What Do You Mean by That?

Editors want "better critical thinking" from their reporters, but do they know what that precisely means?