LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Last month marked three years since we began our drive to bring greater accountability and transparency to the pet industry through our high impact, public interest journalism. We have a long way to go, but we’re off to a strong start. Last week, Business Insider noticed – writing that TCR is “terrorizing the pet industry.” […]
Is it true that TCR bans the use of the term “investigative journalism” ?
Yes. It’s redundant. A journalist’s job is to investigate.
The term is a product of a new phenomenon born out of digital communication or journalism by email, Tweet, etc. which is intended to distinguish actual reporting from what most ‘reporting’ is now, in the post-Internet age. Woodward and Bernstein were not “investigative journalists.” Bob Woodward was a cub reporter on the metro desk assigned to cover a local burglary, Watergate. Woodward would be the first to say – and does say – that journalism is about showing up and outworking every person around you. All journalism demands showing up and being a surrogate for your readers.
This letter went out in an email earlier today to about 200 people. I have made a few tweaks and am now publishing it for full distribution. Please circulate widely. Dear All, The announcement by MSPCA-Angell in Boston two weeks ago that the hospital was cutting back its emergency services, which I wrote about for The […]
From the Editor: TCR’s Funding Sources Some of you have asked if our most recent story is sponsored. Short answer, no. TCR is subscription-based, which means we serve readers. TCR launched in November 2019. In the short time since then, our readership has grown by the day, and with each story as more of you […]
Pet Insurance Report Post-Mortem From the Editor Dear Readers, As uncomfortable as some members of the pet insurance industry’s trade group, NAPHIA, including NAPHIA Board president Rick Faucher, may have been reading by this story [Trupanion CEO breaks with pet insurance industry trade group, says Trupanion is “totally aligned with the AVMA”], it’s worth noting that […]
This website and blog, which says its mission is “protecting and defending animal enterprise,” apparently thinks all such enterprises should be protected from any kind of accountability, including even those enterprises that don’t protect canines. Now that we have launched The Canine Review, and our story about the AKC’s quality control challenges has been published, […]