Posts Tagged ‘Watchdog Journalism’

Watchdog blog roundup for 11-20-11

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Printing Press

What others are saying about watchdog journalism …

  • Successful watchdog sites focus on audience engagement | Block By Block
  • A healthy future for investigative journalism | Steve Buttry
  • Memo to IRS: Get out of the way | American Journalism Review
  • The end of the scoop | Hannah Waldram
  • Finding new models for investigative journalism | California Watch
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 9-26-11

    Monday, September 26th, 2011

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    What others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • Can YouTube save investigative journalism? | The Conversation
    Reaching more people through online video.
  • Investigative journalism’s future depends on partnerships, public data
    | Poynter
    How do we hold the powerful accountable in the midst of hard times?
  • Mundane reality behind the myth of the dashing, devil-may-care super sleuths | CUtoday
    Contrary to popular belief, investigative reporting is “boring hours in libraries, looking things up, tracing people, studying court reports, attending legal conferences, typing up memos and listening to outlandish conspiracy theories.”
  • ProPublica’s Scott Klein: news apps don’t just tell a story, they tell your story | editorsweblog
    How news apps can show readers how a story relates directly to them.
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 8-29-11

    Monday, August 29th, 2011

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    What others are saying about watchdog journalism …

  • How ProPublica blends news that wins Pulitzers with news that wins followers | Nieman Journalism Lab
    “Aggregation in the public interest.”
  • Has investigative journalism found its feet online? | Online Journalism Blog
    How investigative journalism is finding a home on the Internet.
  • TV news station wins big ratings with investigative reporting | TV News Check
    Fewer crime stories + more investigations = more viewers.
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 8-8-11

    Monday, August 8th, 2011

    Printing Press

    What others are saying about watchdog journalism …

  • The New City Watchdogs | City Journal
    Can the Web drive investigative journalism in a post-newspaper era?
  • To feed or not feed the digital beast | Chicago Reader
    How do investigative outlets like ProPublica and the Voice of San Diego keep Web traffic flowing?
  • ProPublica’s outreach a welcome step toward “open source” journalism | Online Journalism Review
    The Web can make journalism more open and effective.
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 2-21-11

    Monday, February 21st, 2011

    Printing Press

    What others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • Tablets, eReaders and Long-Form Investigative Journalism | Investigative News Network
    “Most every major news outlet now has a tablet application or device-optimized layout that makes the reading experience more mobile, interactive and user-friendly. Together, these technologies are making long-form investigative writing more accessible for people who want in-depth, focused and meaningful reporting.”
  • Most important investigative question is ‘Who cares?’ | Reynolds Center
    Great journalism tips from New York Times reporter Diana Henriques. “The most forgotten question about an investigative project. Say I prove my thesis: Who cares? Does it matter? Would people care? It’s the essential question and the one we have to ask now.”
  • What 2011 holds for investigative reporting | Poynter
    “Despite newsroom layoffs in 2010 and economic forecasts that this may be a tough year for media companies, several top investigative journalists say 2011 could be a turning point for their craft.”
  • WOAI exposes aggressive tactics by Bexar Towing at Greyhound station

    Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

    This story by WOAI’s Jaei Avila about aggressive tactics by Bexar Towing has a little bit of everything — outrage, irony, humor, good information, and, at the end, a satisfying conclusion. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

    Watchdog blog roundup for 11-5-10

    Friday, November 5th, 2010
    Printing Press

    What others are saying about watchdog journalism and how to fund it:

  • Texas Tribune shows non-profit doesn’t mean non-growth | GigaOM
    The nonprofit Texas Tribune turns one year old. “There are plenty of bad-news stories in the media industry, so it’s nice to hear from a company that is not only beating its revenue and traffic targets, but seeing what it calls ‘hockey stick’ growth.”
  • Center for Public Integrity absorbs Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Editors Weblog
    “The merger would bring the number of people who work at the center to 50 employees, turning it into one of the largest nonprofit investigative newsrooms in the United States.”
  • A revenue stream for journalists — training | Lost Remote
    “As many more journalists seek to create their own newsrooms, whether online or cross-platform, the keep-you-up-at-night question remains the same. Who is going to pay us? How do we sustain these ventures?”
  • Are nonprofits the only way journalism can survive? | Culture Map
    “In the landscape of declining revenues for traditional media outlets, there’s been one model that has excelled in recent years: the nonprofit newsroom.”
  • Investigative journalism is finding its place online | Poynter
    “The decline of traditional print media used to raise concerns that investigative journalism was “in danger.” Now the conversation is much more focused on how this decline has sparked new opportunities for investigative journalism online.”
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 10-13-10

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
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    What others are saying about watchdog journalism and how to fund it …

  • Public Media’s $100 million plan: 100 journalists per city | Newsonomics
    Public radio is discussing a big plan: “Expand regional ‘public media’ news operations to 100 reporters and editors per market in four to six markets — and soon.” The news operations would be “digital-first, text-heavy and video-ready, while porting over the audio from radio. In other words, not re-purposed ‘radio’ news, but the kind of standalone, multi-platform news operations we’re starting to see, as with TBD in Washington, D.C.”
  • Kindle Singles: A new home for in-depth news | Nieman Journalism Lab
    Amazon is launching “Kindle Singles” for articles that are shorter than a book, but longer than a magazine piece. “Amazon doesn’t mention what could be one of the most natural producers of Singles: newspaper series.”
  • American Journalism Review tracks rise of new nonprofits, other journalism ventures | Texas Watchdog
    “The American Journalism Review this month examines the decline of statehouse coverage and investigative journalism and the rise of nonprofits and other new models in a package of stories, “Journalism in the Crucible.
  • New models for nonprofit news sites | KnightBlog
    The Knight Foundation looks at two companies that could help fund journalism experiments: Press Plus and Kachingle.
  • A teeny-weeny oversight leads to a major scoop and the unveiling of a civil-rights era informant | JimmyCSays
    Little details matter: How the guys with the sharpies screwed up.
  • Online tutorial for nonprofit news sites | Investigative News Network
    Want to start your own nonprofit news organization? Here are instructions in 12 not-so-easy steps.
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 9-13-10

    Monday, September 13th, 2010
    Hand Press

    What others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • Good journalism will thrive, whatever the format | The Observer
    In the past, the only way for journalism to thrive was by squirting its inked output on to processed wood pulp. That was true once, but it isn’t now.
  • Paywall subscribers worth a quarter of print readers | paidContent.org
    The quandary of trading physical dollars for digital dimes.
  • New media upstarts relying on journalism for a change | TheWrap.com
    “Three recent digital media launches — Capital New York, D.C.-focused TBD.com and Yahoo’s Upshot, each rolled out within the span of a month — have the potential to change the game by putting journalism first.”
  • Watchdog blog roundup for 8-12-10

    Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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    What others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • Carl Bernstein: The “Golden Age” of Investigative Journalism Never Existed | The Big Think
    Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein isn’t concerned about the state of investigative journalism today — he’s concerned about the state of today’s readers.
  • The tyranny of the daily 10 percent | The Evolving Newsroom
    If money grew on trees and journalists could produce all the top-notch stories they wanted, would the audience read them all? Would it make a difference in society? Or would readers still scan the headlines and read roughly 10 percent of those stories?

  • The glacial pace of justice | Washington Post
    Cold cases that the Justice Department have successfully prosecuted relied on the work of investigative reporters.
  • Mainstream news media: Not dead yet | The Christian Science Monitor
    Journalism must find some middle ground where illuminating investigative pieces and Mel Gibson telephone call mash-ups can coexist.
  • Kachingle hopes ‘social payments’ can help fund content | MediaShift
    “If advertising alone isn’t going to support all the online journalism and content sites, and pay walls will just turn readers away, perhaps there’s another solution …”