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Investigative Journalism


with Kathy Best

Editor, the Missoulian

While most people love stories about intrepid reporters bringing down corrupt organizations through persistence and smarts (and lots of coffee) the truth is good investigative journalism takes time and money—two things in short supply at most newspapers. Best talks about how important stories are broken and followed over time and discusses the challenges to this type of reporting today. Are investigative reporters a disappearing breed? Are new non-profit groups formed to support this type of journalism part of the answer?