The New York Times published an investigative piece on the high price of cheap nails. The article quickly got people to think twice about bargain salons, and regulation changes are already underway. Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discuss the issue on the weekly media criticism program, "Views of the News."
The 13-month investigation drew criticism for its worthiness of the amount of resources it required to complete the story. Perry counters this argument.
He goes on to explain how the story opened the door to challenge issues such as immigration, equal pay and the safety conditions for workers.
The article was published in four different languages, which is not yet widely practiced. Perry comments on this as well.
The panel also discusses the decision to publish the article online before it came out in print.