Bob Woodward on Covering Watergate and Investigative Journalism

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 30, 2021 • 7 min read

Decades after the Watergate scandal in the United States, there are still ample lessons budding investigative journalists can learn from Bob Woodward and his groundbreaking coverage of the event. Read on for the reporting challenges Bob and his fellow journalist Carl Bernstein faced when reporting what would eventually become a groundbreaking Supreme Court case, how to find and treat sources, and how to break a story by sticking to the facts.