Many news outlets are doing far less accountability reporting than in the past, bad news indeed for the public. New nonprofit investigative ventures have emerged, but they can't pick up the slack by themselves.
By Mary Walton
Mary Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Her most recent book, "A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot," was published by Palgrave Macmillan in August.