"Beyond the Muckrakers" - Edmund B. Lambeth - IRE Journal

"Beyond the Muckrakers" - Edmund B. Lambeth - IRE Journal

"In Search of an Ethic for Investigative Reporting"

by: Edmund B. Lambeth | publication date: July 1, 1988 | Publication: IRE Journal | journal issue: 1 July 1988 | pages: pp. 6-9

". . .The process of ethical judgement is an act of valuing, and valuing occurs at several levels. It can be argued for example, that actively deceiving might permit greater proximity to the facts, placing a reporter closer to the truth than would second-hand, derivative methods. . ."

Edmund B. Lambeth discusses the need for having ethic when investigative reporting.

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