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Watchdog Group

An organization, often nonprofit, that researches and publishes information on alleged abuses in a certain area or sector. For example, a watchdog group may investigate the truth of stories reported in the media or poor environmental practices in private companies. At their best, watchdog groups may expose real corruption, but they may be susceptible to bias themselves.
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We are redistributing resources into newly defined areas, while continuing to keep investigative and watchdog journalism a top priority," Journal News Publisher Janet Hasson told Capital.
Texans rightly demand greater access to their elected officials, greater accountability by said officials and greater transparency into the inner workings of government, all of which the Trib makes possible through its robust watchdog journalism.
Grantees such as the Investigative News Network and Better Government Association are among the watchdog journalism groups addressing government transparency and accountability.
More important, it symbolizes the rise of watchdog journalism for the first time in dozens of authoritarian nations around the world.
Watchdog journalism from trained reporters is important.
Lewis Award for Watchdog Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists' D.
Packed with Watchdog journalism, the programme digs deeper for the answers behind the headlines.
We're looking across media, politics, education and technology for specific ideas that may sustain the independent, watchdog journalism necessary for vibrant, participatory democracy.
Earlier, he was with the Orange County Register for a decade, first as a reporter in the paper's Sacramento bureau and later as senior team leader for watchdog journalism in the paper's Santa Ana,, Calif.
Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center's style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers : cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.
Thanks for such a thorough, disturbing article in AJR on the disappearance of watchdog journalism in Washington, D.