What others are saying about watchdog journalism:The New York Times: Texas Monthly Editor Evan Smith is stepping down to edit a nonprofit news site, the Texas Tribune. Monday Note: How data could revitalize journalism. And Sunlight Labs announces a national data catalog.NPR: What investigative reporters are doing after they leave journalism.Mashable: “Crowdfunding” might be the future of journalism. Center for American Progress: Eric Alterman on the value of local reporting, and how layoffs are damaging it. “Lest one thinks that the only loss involved here are the livelihoods of a bunch of smug, elitist, know-it-all running-down-America “reality” types, we’ve actually seen a spate of exactly the kind of local reporting that our democracy depends on—the kind we can no longer take for granted as economic trends accelerate in the newspaper industry.” Columbia Journalism Review: David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” tells the publishers of the New York Times and the Washington Post: “Content matters. And you must find a way, in the brave new world of digitization, to make people pay for that content.”Etaoin Shrdlu: Time for news to play offense: How David can attack Goliath (and win).