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Michael Masters

Accountability: What Did They Know?

“I was tough on Dean Starkman when I wrote about his new book,The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (Columbia University Press, 2014).  I don’t think newspapers could have prevented what happened in 2008 by getting up on their hind legs. Nor has investigative reporting disappeared, even though metropolitan newspapers have taken a special beating in the scramble for ad revenue.”