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The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism

James L. Aucoin (author)

ISBN: 9780826217462

Publication Date: Jan 2007

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Provides readers with a comprehensive history of investigative journalism in the United States, including an account of the founding and achievements of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). This book discusses the tradition of investigative journalism from the colonial era through the golden age of muckraking in the 1900s and into the 1960s.
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In "The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism", James L. Aucoin provides readers with the first comprehensive history of investigative journalism in the United States, including a thorough account of the founding and achievements of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). He begins by discussing in detail the tradition of investigative journalism from the colonial era through the golden age of muckraking in the 1900s and into the 1960s. Subsequent chapters examine the genre's critical period from 1960 to 1975 and the founding of IRE by a group of journalists in the 1970s to promote investigative journalism and training methods. Through the organization's efforts, investigative journalism has evolved into a distinct practice, with defined standards and values. Emerging investigative reporters and editors, as well as students and scholars of journalism history, will benefit from the detailed presentation and insightful discussion provided in this book.

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This much needed text fills a historical hole of significant proportion, and it brings as much attention to media function as it does to media history. - Lloyd Chiasson, Jr., editor of Three Centuries of American Media
Illustrations bibliography, index
Pages 256
Date Published 31 Jan 2007
Publisher University of Missouri Press
Subject/s Social issues & processes   History of the Americas   Social & cultural history   Press & journalism   20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000  
James L. Aucoin is Associate Professor of Communications at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is the author of Water in Nebraska: Uses, Politics, Policies.

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