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Below excerpted from http://niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.viewStaff&bioid=4:
Barry Sussman is the editor of the Nieman Watchdog Project. Along with Bob Giles, the Nieman curator, and Murrey Marder, sponsor of the Watchdog Project, he determined the goals and features for this Web site.
Below information on Nieman Watchdog excerpted from http://niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=about.Mission_Statement:
Great questions are a key to great journalism. But often, in the press of deadlines, the flood of raw information, manipulated news, deliberate misinformation and just plain junk, great questions are hard to develop. Reporters and editors need to know what's happening, why it happened, who's involved, who's affected and what happens next.
The premise of watchdog journalism is that the press is a surrogate for the public, asking probing, penetrating questions at every level, from the town council to the state house to the White House, as well as in corporate and professional offices, in union halls, on university campuses and in religious organizations that seek to influence governmental actions.