What others are saying about watchdog journalism:Nieman Journalism Lab: Right-wing think tank hires investigative reporter. “Is it journalism? Or is it advocacy?” Online Journalism Review: Robert Niles interviews Thomas Maier about his multimedia story investigating the aftermath of U.S. nuclear tests in the Pacific. Niles asks whether the Web is forging a marriage between newspaper investigations and documentary filmmaking.The Daily Dish: Mark Bowden, author of “Black Hawk Down,” sees investigative journalism being outsourced to political operatives.The Nation: Eric Alterman praises a lengthy investigation of Harvard Medical School by New York Times reporter Duff Wilson. Alterman asks, are private entities such as Harvard too difficult to investigate for bloggers?
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