Forty Years After Watergate, Investigative Journalism is at Risk
Posted: 6/8/2012 | By: Leonard Downie Jr. | The Washington Post
Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate.
But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has been steadily
spreading around the world — largely because of Watergate.
Now, 40 years after Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein wrote their
first stories about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee
headquarters in Washington’s Watergate office building, the future of
investigative reporting is at risk in the chaotic digital reconstruction
of journalism in the United States.