Panel of investigative journalists

Credit: Alison Bruzek / WGBH

Why Do We Need Investigative Journalism?

June 20, 2014

Taped by WGBH Forum Network, a panel of investigative journalists gathered at WGBH to discuss how they make and break stories.

The panelists included Raney Aronson-Rath, deputy executive producer of Frontline; Joe Bergantino, executive director at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting; Thomas Farragher, editor of the The Spotlight Team for The Boston Globe; and Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH News. The panel was moderated by Edgar B. Herwick III of WGBH News.

The panelists talk about how they decide what stories to tell, how they cultivate sources, and the tricky art of going after people who may be wrong (or broken, depending on how you see it).

This talk was taped on June 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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