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The Watchdog Still BarksHow Accountability Reporting Evolved for the Digital Age$
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Beth Knobel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279333

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279333.001.0001

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The Workhorse of the Watchdogs

The Workhorse of the Watchdogs

(p.53) Chapter 3 The Workhorse of the Watchdogs
The Watchdog Still Barks

Beth Knobel

Fordham University Press

This chapter presents the results of a content analysis of four metropolitan dailies. These medium-sized dailies, the workhorses of the watchdogs in this study, give concrete evidence that accountability reporting is not only alive and well, but also that it continues to be valued by its audience. The four members of this sample group of papers—the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), Minneapolis Star Tribune (StarTrib or Strib), The Denver Post, and the Albany Times Union (ATU)—have over time evolved considerably in terms of content, and their paths illustrate the challenges that metropolitan newspapers face today in trying to keep the watchdog tradition alive. The stories behind their contrasting trajectories provide telling contrasts between the larger and smaller newspapers in this diverse group and suggest larger lessons for how mid-sized newspapers can grapple with issues tied to producing meaningful accountability journalism.

Keywords:   metropolitan dailies, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Denver Post, Albany Times Union, newspapers

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