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1. "If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be 'gotcha' journalism, but it's also good journalism."
Author: Ben Bradlee
2. "Whether it's long-form journalism or investigative journalism, it's no fun to just be the guy diagnosing the problem."
Author: Clay Shirky
3. "Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet."
Author: Gwen Ifill
4. "The Post is famous for its investigative journalism. It pours energy and investment and sweat and dollars into uncovering important stories. And then a bunch of websites summarize that [work] in about four minutes and readers can access that news for free. One question is, how do you make a living in that kind of environment? If you can't, it's difficult to put the right resources behind it. ... Even behind a paywall, websites can summarize your work and make it available for free. From a reader point of view, the reader has to ask, 'Why should I pay you for all that journalistic effort when I can get it for free from another site?'"
Author: Jeff Bezos
5. "As someone who has spent a lot of her career as an investigative reporter, I'll confess that a frustration of mine has always been that so much investigative journalism involves a dissection of events in the past."
Author: Jill Abramson
6. "Reality is an aspect of property. It must be seized. And investigative journalism is the noble art of seizing reality back from the powerful."
Author: Julian Assange
7. "The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers."
Author: Matt Taibbi
8. "Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists."
Author: Otto Schily
9. "What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down - literally or otherwise."
Author: Robert Scheer
10. "Investigative superstar Jason Leopold spares no one, least of all himself, in this devastatingly accurate first-hand exposé. News Junkie provides the best account so far of how, and why, current American journalism has become so pharisaical, spineless, and detached from the truth"
Author: T.D. Allman

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