Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Watergate















Watch "All the President's Men" and answer the following questions:

1. Who were the Washington Post reporters portrayed in the movie?

2. What techniques were used by investigative reporters in an effort to get information from their sources?

3. What ethical standards did journalists follow? Ethical standards for editors?

4. What risks are involved in running a controversial story such as the Watergate scandal? (include a brief discussion of the use of anonymous sources, challenging government leaders - even alleging criminal activity)

5. Discuss the competing interests in U.S. v. Nixon.

6. Briefly discuss the legacy of both the case and the scandal as a whole.


Wikipedia Entry: U.S. v. Nixon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Nixon

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