Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age: Bearing Witness

It has always been the role of investigative reporters to bear witness.

In the new world of citizen journalism, blogs, and tweets what is the outlook for investigative reporting?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of nearly instantaneous access to news as it unfolds? And what news do we trust? This is the introduction to a longer program highlighting the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media.

Kathy Kiely, managing editor for the Sunlight Foundation and former White House correspondent asks an important question: “How do we utilize new technology to broaden our worldview and not to narrow it? How do we make sure that people, as they go out on the Internet, are understanding what is good information and what is bad information?”