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Professional definitions[ edit ] University of Missouri journalism professor Steve Weinberg defined investigative journalism as: There are currently university departments for teaching investigative journalism.
Conferences are conducted presenting peer reviewed research into investigative journalism.
British media theorist Hugo de Burgh states that: The act of doing this generally is called investigative journalism and is Investigative journalism from apparently similar work done by police, lawyers, auditors, and regulatory bodies in that it is not limited as to target, not legally founded and closely connected to publicity.
Muckraker American journalism textbooks point out that muckraking standards promoted by McClure's Magazine around"Have become integral to the character of modern investigative journalism. Analysis of documents, such as lawsuits and other legal documentstax records, government reports, regulatory reports, and corporate financial filings Databases of public records Investigation of technical issues, including scrutiny of government and business practices Investigative journalism their effects Research into social and legal issues Subscription research sources such as LexisNexis Numerous interviews with on-the-record sources as well as, in some instances, interviews with anonymous sources for example whistleblowers Federal or state Freedom of Information Acts to obtain documents and data from government agencies Examples[ edit ] Julius Chambers of the New-York Tribune had himself committed to the Bloomingdale Asylum inand his account led to the release of twelve patients who were not mentally ill, a reorganization of the staff and administration, and eventually to a change in the lunacy laws;  this later led to the publication of the book A Mad World and Its Inhabitants Published to wide acclaim as a series of articles in the New York World which were later compiled and further detailed in her book Ten Days in a Mad-HouseBly's revelations led to both a grand jury investigation of the asylum and increased funding for the Department of Public Charities and Corrections.
Brian Deer 's British press award-winning investigation for The Sunday Times of London into the worldwide MMR vaccine controversy which revealed that research, published by The Lancetassociating the children's vaccine with autism was fraudulent. The House of Commons Authority initially tried to block the release of the information, but the expenses were leaked to the Telegraph.
The newspaper then released pieces of information which dominated the news for weeks and caused considerable anger in the UK. Crewdson of the Chicago Tribune wrote a article  proposing the installment of defibrillators on American airliners.
Crewdson argued that based on his research and analysis, "Medical kits and defibrillators would be economically justified if they saved just 3 lives each year. Ten years after installing defibrillators, American Airlines reported that 80 lives had been saved by the machines.PeopleSmart is a people search engine that helps you find and connect with others.
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An Italian government document said that the European Union is planning to reduce deals with North African countries, such as Egypt and Tunisia, to train their search-and-rescue missions, in a bid to tackle the suan Migrant Patrols to Africa An Italian government.
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