Reporting the news vs. Investigative Reporting


Kennedy to Clinton Paper

For the Kennedy to Clinton Paper you need to examine how the media’s coverage of politicians as it relates to affairs outside of marriage.

There are many areas this topic covers.


Right to know – vs. – need to know

Reporting the news vs. Investigative Reporting


Motivation for actions

You will look at when, where, and how the shift took place regarding politicians and extra-marital affairs, and how the media reported them, and the methodology behind it.

You will need to use a total of seven (7) politicians, the three you must include are: John F. Kennedy, Gary Hart and Bill Clinton. You also need to find two politicians before Kennedy and two after Clinton. You should spend extra time with the Gary Hart situation, some things to consider are how the Gary Hart story broke, what was so significant about it and what that did for credibility.

This should be AT LEAST five (5) pages.

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