The roots of investigative journalism lie in the abolitionist press

The study ““Behold the Wicked Abominations That They Do”: The Nineteenth-Century Roots of the Evidentiary Approach in American Investigative Journalism” by Gerry Lanosga from Indiana University linked the roots of the evidentiary mindset in investigative journalism to abolitionism in the 1830s. In the popular imagination, Nixon’s Watergate scandal is intrinsically linked with the advent of … Continued