What others are saying about watchdog journalism:
California Watch: Mark Katches put out a call for the most memorable investigative stories of 2009. “Despite our industry woes, strong watchdog reporting is thriving at news organizations large and small — including nonprofit newsrooms.”
The Associated Press: Can newspaper muckraking carry on in nonprofits?
Nieman Journalism Lab: What qualifies as a Spotlight story on Google News? Here are a few clues.