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1. "That's it, I think, crumpling the pages into one tiny ball of suck. I'm done banging my head against this stone wall; I don't care if I have to begin my article, "Vlad likes three things: fencing, himself, and killing off his siblings." I don't care if I have to lie and —oops— report that Vlad likes finger painting with dolphin blood in his spare time. We're now entering full investigative mode."
Author: A.M. Robinson
2. "You picked the seats you did for a reason, right? Familiarity. Too bad the best sleuths avoid familiarity. It dulls the investigative instinct."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
3. "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
4. "Never mind that," said Will. "I'm boasting of my investigative skills, and I would prefer to do it without interruption. Where was I?"
Author: Cassandra Clare
5. "Whether it's long-form journalism or investigative journalism, it's no fun to just be the guy diagnosing the problem."
Author: Clay Shirky
6. "Clearly independent journalists - domestic journalists - run a high risk if they dare to take on serious investigative work."
Author: David Remnick
7. "All your doing is keeping wayward teenage punks off the street. You should leave the real investigative work to us big girls with the pens and paper."
Author: Diane Moore
8. "The main rub was the lack of RnR and I burned out. Three years and three stripes later, I ejected from the MP Corps, vowing I'd never do police or criminal investigative work again. Instead, I returned home when I should've learned better."
Author: Ed Lynskey
9. "I love this book. When other U.S. reporters were licking Ken Lay's loafers, Leopold went for Enron's thieving throat. Leopold is a journalist who insists on real investigative reporting–inside documents, inside sources, hard knife-in-the-gut evidence–detective-style reporting that is just about illegal in the U.S.A. Bravo and my personal Pulitzer to Jason Leopold. Every journalist in America should read this, then quit or riot."
Author: Greg Palast
10. "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
11. "You know anything about investigative work?""Sure. Annoy the people involved until the guilt party tries to make you go away."
Author: Ilona Andrews
12. "My investigative technique mostly consisted of going through the list of interested parties and making as much noise as possible, until the culprit lost his patience and tried to shut me up."
Author: Ilona Andrews
13. "DO NOT ACCEPT INJUSTICE-Russia's Investigative Committee today announced that it will apply for a three-month extension to the detention of the Arctic 30.The Arctic 30 took peaceful action to protect the Arctic on behalf of a 4 million - strong movement. Now they need your support more than ever! ACT now: ?Join the global day of action tomorrow: http://act.gp/HQgFAW?Put an end to injustice and demand the release of the Arctic 30: www.greenpeace.org/freethearctic30/?f...Global Day of Action Nov 16www.greenpeace.org"
Author: Isaac Asimov
14. "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
15. "I think as an investigative reporter I had tough standards, but I don't think of myself as a tough person."
Author: Jill Abramson
16. "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
17. "Having small children and being an investigative reporter would seem like a difficult mix, but it worked well for me. I was often working on my own enterprise stories, which were not as deadline sensitive."
Author: Jill Abramson
18. "So in addition to a feisty new Black Court partner in the war dance between the Council and the Vampire Courts, I also got angry lust bunny movies stars, deadly curses, and a thoroughly embarrassing job as my investigative cover.Oh, and bean curd pizza, which is just wrong.What a mess.I made a mental note: The next time I saw Thomas, I was going to punch him right in the nose."
Author: Jim Butcher
19. "Quite frankly, I'm a member of the investigative committee, one of the senior members of the panel. I don't take our investigative facts and information from a magazine or some article."
Author: John Mica
20. "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
21. "Monk worked on his remaining Intertect cases at his dining table while I tried to hone my detecting instincts by reading the Murder, She Wrote novel he bought in Mill Valley.I can't say that I learned much about investigative procedure but I discovered that you should stay far away from Cabot Cove. That tiny New England village is deadlier than Beirut, South Central Los Angeles, and the darkest back alley in Juarez combined. Even though every killer eventually gets caught by Jessica Fletcher, I still wouldn't feel safe there. I'm surprised the old biddy walks around town unarmed."
Author: Lee Goldberg
22. "I get called all kinds of things - an investigative comedian, a comedian activist - I've lost track of what my job title is."
Author: Mark Thomas
23. "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
24. "Now as he watched Katie toying with a ring that wasn't there, he felt his old investigative instincts kick in. There'd been a husband, he thought; her husband was the missing element. Either she was still married or she wasn't, but he had an undeniable hunch that Katie was still afraid of him."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
25. "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
26. "After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again, and we are in the process of bringing about expansions in security laws and creating an index file system."
Author: Otto Schily
27. "There's many heroic underappreciated investigative journalists."
Author: Robert Crumb
28. "What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down - literally or otherwise."
Author: Robert Scheer
29. "Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers."
Author: Stanley Crouch
30. "Remember when your curiosity inspired your investigative mind to explore and learn… you weren't bogged down with resentment, cynicism, and emotional baggage… just think about how great it would be to return to that mindset of unencumbered learning and adventurous living… you are just one choice away from that life… choose to let go of the infertile past… go live your adventure!"
Author: Steve Maraboli
31. "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
32. "People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media."
Author: Ted Koppel

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