Historians and sociologists, on the other hand, view the news from afar, when events in retrospect can seem preordained and inevitable. Initial investigations of Watergate were heavily influenced by the media, particularly the work of two reporters from the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, along with their mysterious informant, Deep Throat. Today, several nonprofits are attempting to fill the void, but only ProPublica. The House Judiciary Committee voted to accept three of four proposed Articles of Impeachment, with some Republicans voting with Democrats to recommend impeachment of the President. The Woodsteins courageously avoided the notes issued by the president and his key players to lead the journalists and public astray. Even today, it is home to former Senator Bob Dole and was once the place where Monica Lewinsky laid low.
Meanwhile on YouTube…… And here on 9gag…. K-129, Project Jennifer, and the Media: In the spring of 1968, a Russian Submarine, K-129 sunk into the Pacific Ocean. To learn about these, click. But media, at that point in time, demonized Nixon, which further obscure the whole incident rather than clarify the tangled web. The outcome of Watergate demonstrates the judicial and legislative checks and balances against the expansion of the executive power. The president was forced to resign. They leap into action the moment it appears that a high government official may have committed a breach of ethics -- working vigorously to get at all the facts involved and, perhaps, dredge up more.
Perhaps it's easier to see when it happens to a president with whom you're sympathetic. Although news today can be covered in so many different ways, there are still some old-fashioned reporting methods that we maintain even to this day. Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United States when Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974. Did the media bring any changes in reporting extraordinary events? Push notifications on our phones are a common tool that help keep us up-to-date. Watergate was much more than we were told. In a way, people on Twitter do not need to put much effort into finding news, because it spreads so quickly and comes to them.
In conclusion, social media improved news coverage today in terms of speed and connection of the community, while print and broadcast continue to do a great job at informing the public. In addition, Watergate also led to the North Vietnamese regaining territory because the president was too busy with Watergate. To describe media as the Fourth Estate tend to heighten the expectation that media should have a permanent, unequivocal role in checking government abuse of power. Although the scandal showed the public that the government cannot be trusted all the time, was not the first political scandal in our nation's history. They went to a nearby Subway, ate hamburger, returned, and interviewed that person when the party was over.
Except Jack Anderson and Seymour Hersh, the whole lot Journalist gave in to what William Colby had directed. Another important outcome was the trust and confidence of the public in media. There was reason to suspect that the so-called investigative report was not as thorough as some might have believed. The press is no more accustomed to this function than Congress is to running an impeachment proceeding. James Fallows in the 1980s about the growing pop-culture phenomenon of celebrity journalists who were bigger than the stories they covered.
In the end, perhaps truth lies somewhere between the self-congratulatory boosterism of journalists and the kiss-off of the academics. Now comes the media part. You could trace the career paths for a lot of those journalists back to the Watergate era. This part of the story, which is our special emphasis, is the role media played in making the event known to the public. Instead of waiting to print articles that will not be published immediately, they write them on their news websites and post the links to Twitter. Woodward and Bernstein became the household names in the United States.
Accordingly, eighty per cent newspapers supported him in his first campaign. In the end, the prejudice was entrenched and internalized, and Watergate was narrowed down to one person in which balanced and in-depth discussions from alternative angles were neglected, to the detriment of the American public. The Nixon administration variously investigated, wiretapped and audited the income tax returns of numerous reporters. West view Press: United States. According to a quantitative analysis by University of Illinois professor Louis W. Television and newspapers publicized the story and, perhaps, even encouraged more diligent investigation.
Woodward and Bernstein's work has now been published in the books: All The President's Men and The Final Days. It does not matter, because the Watergate myth is sustaining. The media abandoned its responsibility as a watchdog against the wrongheadedness of the government and its agencies and adopted the one very similar to the one which was prevalent from 1940s to 1960s- common assumptions of the journalist and the politicians about communist Russia. Even in the Nixon White House, there was at least a camaraderie of proximity among officials who worked near reporters. The then president of the United States, Richard Nixon wanted it. Some other members of Congress are echoing this view while there are public officials, including the President, rallying to Casey's side. After all, reporters cover stories close up, focusing on details as events are still unfolding, when ultimate outcomes are unpredictable and unknowable.
Not very, according to Kutler, author of what is widely considered the most definitive history of the scandal, The Wars of Watergate. Journalism became the dream of almost every young American. Woodward and Bernstein's work shaped the way Watergate unfolded. Watergate has made members of Congress more vigilant about ethical misconduct among their colleagues and government officials. Journalism, as a profession is not the product of modern age, but it seems to have played its part very far back into the history of the United States, though possibly under different guise. It would be naive to say so. This research paper will also endeavor to highlight the revival of journalistic principles and new techniques introduced during the Watergate and in the post-Watergate press.