- Category: Media and journalism
Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting, Journalism Department, College of Media, University of Illinois
Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor of ProPublica
Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of the Investigative News Network
Host: Craig Cohen
The work of investigative reporters has been behind many stories that have become history and led to changes in public policy. Most famously, it was the work of investigative journalists that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon following the Watergate scandal. But investigative reporting takes time and money, a challenge as newsrooms slash budgets and focus on feeding a 24-hour news cycle. This has led to the growth of independent investigative reporting organizations such as ProPublica and the Investigative News Network, which often partner with larger media outlets. We'll discuss the state of investigative journalism with Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting, Journalism Department, College of Media, University of Illinois; Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor of ProPublica; and Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of the Investigative News Network.
Eric Klinenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Media, Culture, and Communications, New York University; editor of the journal Public Culture.
This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, March 08, 2012, 10 am
This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, June 11, 2012, 10 am
This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, May 31, 2012, 11 am
Belva Davis, Award-Winning Journalist
Host: David Inge
We talk to television news pioneer Belva Davis. She was the first black woman to work in television news on the West Coast. She has talked with some of the most notable figures of the 20th century and reported some of the biggest stories, including the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the birth of the Black Panthers and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. On a recent visit to the campus, she stopped by our studios to talk about how she got her start in broadcasting and to share stories drawn from her 40-year career. Recorded on April 17, 2012.
This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11 am
Scott Wallace, Journalist; Photographer; Speaker; Producer
Host: David Inge
The Arrow People live deep in the Amazon rainforest. They are one of the very last uncontacted tribes on the planet. Sydney Possuelo works for the government of Brazil. He is dedicated to protecting the Arrow People but in order to do that, he must enter their world, risking his life to defend their right to be left alone. Journalist Scott Wallace will tell us about the man and his mission, both profiled in the new book "The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes."
NPR’s Cokie Roberts shares stories about growing up in a political family. She was in Urbana earlier in the month to speak at this year’s commencement ceremony. Before that, she stopped by our studios to talk about some of her experiences in journalism. As it was the day before Mother’s Day, she told some stories about her Mom, who, like her Dad, was a member of Congress. We also talked about some of the important, yet overlooked women in early American politics.
This interview was recorded on May 12, 2012.
Tina Rosenberg has made a specialty of writing about seemingly intractable problems. The typical approach to problems like drug use or sexually transmitted disease concentrates on giving people information or motivating them through fear. In a program from the archives, she tells stories about people who have used a different approach, one based on changing behavior by exploiting a basic human need--the need to belong. That’s the central theme of her book "Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World."
This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, April 04, 2011, 10 am
Dwight Eisenhower’s most famous speech was his last as president. We look back to that speech warning of the power of the military industrial complex. The guest in this program from the archives is James Ledbetter, author of "Unwarranted Influence." His book charts the connections between the government, military contractors and the overall economy. While military spending may have brought some benefits, there are also questions. Does our massive military establishment really make us safer?
This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, January 24, 2011, 10 am
With Andrea Seabrook (NPR's Congressional Correspondent.)
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