Again, this is not just for a technical issue for journalists. As I said in a recent post on the banning of the word “but” and other arbitrary rules in the Bloomberg style manual, good investigative writing is as important as investigative reporting. Without one, you waste the other.

Dean Starkman Dean Starkman runs The Audit, CJR's business section, and is the author of The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (Columbia University Press, January 2014).

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