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Posts tagged as “Journalism”

Wolf investigation, political to the extreme

The investigation of a candidate for United States Senator by an appointed board in Kansas raises questions of propriety, and Senator Pat Roberts' use of it in advertising is shameful.

What type of watchdog are you?

To help citizens become government watchdogs, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity is providing a new resource. It's the Watchdog Quiz, and it will help you discover what type of role you will want to fill as a government watchdog.

Kansas news reporting questioned

It’s bad enough when facts are ignored in editorials but ignoring facts and choosing sides in news stories is tantamount to journalistic malpractice, writes Dave Trabert of Kansas Policy Institute.

Fact-checking an editor’s biased agenda

No wonder the public has been frustrated over the years with perceptions of media bias. It’s not really the bias that’s the problem, but the insistence by some editors that they are untainted by any worldview -- even as they so obviously trumpet one.

Inside the progressive mindset

What's astonishing is that there are those who believe that American journalism has been controlled or influenced to any significant degree by conservatives, or ruined by conservatives.

FrackNation to tell truth about fracking

A new feature film by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney will present the truth about hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Friday December 10, 2010

Today: "This Week in Kansas," Cato scholar to speak on economic freedom, tea party regional blogs, tax rates still a secret, federal spending oversight, high speed rail, New York Times, taxation.

The changing face of journalism

As newspapers and other forms of traditional news media experience economic difficulty, a gap has been created that needs to be filled. One of the solutions is the rise of non-profit organizations that have stepped in to provide the watchdog service that investigative journalism provides. Jason Stverak, author of the piece below, is president of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, which funds investigative journalism in a growing number of states, including Kansas at Kansas Watchdog. This piece also appeared in National Review Online.

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