The New Watchdogs: Holding Power to Account

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
2-3:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 11
Activity: 
Journalism and Public Media

Political reporting in the United States faces a crisis moment as governments at all levels close down access to information, newsrooms shrink and reporters trade accountability for access. And as policy battles — on issues ranging from reproductive rights to immigration — rage in statehouses, the number of people covering state politics has plummeted. But in Washington and around the country, a new generation of journalists is reinventing watchdog reporting. Learn about projects designed to hold power to account from city streets to the halls of power.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good