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Monday, November 19, 2012

Award-winning journalists discuss the evolution of journalism at URI panel

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Three prize-winning journalists told about 150 University of Rhode Island students that investigative journalism is very much alive and even essential in today’s rapidly changing media world. “Journalism is not dying, it’s evolving,” said Mike Stanton, a Providence Journal reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner during a panel discussion Thursday at URI’s Annual Journalism Day. Stanton emphasized that investigative journalism is content readers and viewers can’t get anywhere else.

The panel discussion titled, “Is Investigative Journalism Dead?” also featured URI alumnus Tom Farragher, editor of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Tim White, who has won two Emmy awards as an investigative reporter for WPRI, Channel 12 in Providence. Journalism Professor Linda Levin moderated the discussion...

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