Looking forward to the future of journalism

Watchdog blog roundup for 8-10-09

Close-up of a centuries-old handpress

What others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • BayNewser: Behind the scenes at the Hearst-wide investigative project on preventable medical errors.
  • Editorsweblog: Buy some reporting talent at the Journalism Shop — former L. A Times investigative journalists market themselves.
  • The Next Web: Why Rupert Murdoch’s plan to charge for online content will benefit bloggers, not the media.
  • Andrea James: Another bright, young reporter leaves the business. Here’s why.
  • Knowledge Workers: Crunching newpaper online paywall numbers — they don’t really add up.
  • New York Times Magazine: An opus about a sinking Philadelphia newspaper that’s going down, guns blazing.
  • MediaShift: How computer-savvy reporters are evolving into programmers.
  • Temple Talk: Interviews with Pulitzer-prize winning journalists who left newspapers.
  • Sources Say: “This year’s annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference was less than an upbeat affair. In fact, with so many newspapers folding these days, you could say the sense of doom was palpable. Still, some speakers were able to show how they are keeping investigative journalism alive, though, it could be argued, just barely.”