Print journalism first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. Initially heavily censored by the government, free press began to flourish in the late 17th century. The invention of the highspeed press in the 1830s solidified its place. But over the past 30 years, newsrooms have shrunk considerably, and with it explanatory and investigative reporting.
Information shapes our society. Reporting on the issues such as the Civil Rights struggle, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the conspiracy to cover up sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and the Jerry Sandusky child molestation allegations has uncovered abuses and changed perceptions.
– Lisa Cutter, SLJ 100 Communications