Reflections on Watergate

The Miami Herald’s research editor Elizabeth Donovan reflects on the tension in the newsroom the day President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, 30 years ago yesterday. She also reflects on whether or not today’s new organizations could break such a story, which was originally broken by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, two young reporters assigned to the local news desk. Donovan concludes that investigative reporting is still strong, though readers and bloggers have taken a more active role in news reporting and may just uncover the next Watergate. (link via Romenesko)

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