Why 2017 Wasn't A Bad Year For Journalism in the U.S. | AJ+

If 2016 was the year of fake news, 2017 was a crisis of legitimacy for journalists in the United States.

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While the term “fake news” is now overused – and often misused – a lot of essential investigative work has been holding those in power accountable. This week, AJ+ producer Sana Saeed delves into some of the best investigative reporting from American journalists in 2017.

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New York Times Magazine. “The Uncounted.” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/16/magazine/uncounted-civilian-casualties-iraq-airstrikes.html

ProPublica. “How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico.” https://www.propublica.org/article/allende-zetas-cartel-massacre-and-the-us-dea

NPR. “NPR Continues to Find Hundreds of Cases of Advanced Black Lung.” https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/01/535082619/npr-continues-to-find-hundreds-of-cases-of-advanced-black-lung

International Consortium of Investigative Jouranlists. “Paradise Papers.” https://www.icij.org/investigations/paradise-papers/

The New Yorker. “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories.” https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories

Presented by: Sana Saeed
Written by: Sana Saeed
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Debbie Schedivy
Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga

Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of AP, Reuters and Getty.

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