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How watchdogs turn over the rocks

Volume 10, Issue 2

September, 2004

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Robie, D. (2004). How watchdogs turn over the rocks. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(2): 204-207. Review of Journalism: Investigation and Research, edited by Stephen Tanner. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Longman, 2002.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed book by Stephen Tanner
Publication date: 
September, 2004

Tanner, whose doctorate examined media treatment of political corruption and who wrote about 'Watchdog or an attack dog?' in the book Ethics and Political Practice (1998), has gathered an impressive range of contributors to this educational and industry text. The book is intended an an investigative journalism wannabee's companion— 'from the outset it was unashmedly to be a teaching resource'.