Watchdog blog roundup for 7-27-09

Watchdog blog roundup for 7-27-09

handpressWhat others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • Reflections of a Newsosaur: Alan Mutter interviews venture capitalist John Thornton, who put up $1 million of his own money to help fund the Texas Tribune, a Web-based, nonprofit news organization that recently hired five top-notch journalists.
  • Frank Rich: The real reason why Walter Cronkite was the most trusted news anchor in America.
  • Temple Talk: To reveal the impact of cutbacks in the news industry, John Temple continues his profiles of Pulitzer-prize winning journalists who left the business.
  • Help Me Investigate: A crowdsourcing Web site published a computer-assisted analysis of parking tickets in Birmingham, England. What makes this story especially interesting is that the analysis appeared in a traditional newspaper, the Birmingham Post. Here’s a good description by Be Vocal describing how the data was obtained and what it showed.