“Journalism covers a multitude of jobs, from writing advice columns to covering wars, but investigative journalism occupies a special place. It is the most complex discipline within the profession. It entails poking your nose into places it's not welcome. It often requires the skills of a detective, the nerve of a charlatan, and the persuasive powers of a seducer.”
—Robert Siegel, radio host, National Public Radio. URL April 25, 2012
• See Charles Lewis’s great new website, “Investigating Power”
• Editorial Comment: Then there's the bourbon bottle in the drawer and the kevlar coat.
• Of interest: Study: J-school grads’ unemployment rate better than average
• Yesterday’s WORD Redux: Not Normal Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs political scientist Lynn Vavreck and WaPost political blogger Ezra Klein on frenzied political news coverage? Click here.
News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
• HNC Weekly News Roundup
• JCOM honors Class of 2012, outstanding students; awards scholarships
• Decision nears on proposed Oneida Narrows dam, but fight not over yet, by Allie Jeppson
• USU honors its athletes, teams of the year at USTARS dinner, by Rebecca Holliday
• Cancer foes generate hope doing laps all night for Relay For Life, by Rebecca Holliday
• Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past, by Josh Ruggles
• New names in Nibley: City manager Zook and municipal judge Cook, by Tmera Bradley
• Hyrum city promises help for home owners in Wapiti Bluff subdivision, by Tara Alvey
• Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone, by Jimena Herrero
• Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012
• USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards
• JCOM Prof, SLTrib Photographer Win Journalism Ethics Award
• GUEST COLUMN: Obama leads the way in kindness, civility, by Helen Cannon
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