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Today’s watchdog blog roundup


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  • Outside Looking Back: Interesting interview with Karen Dorn Steele, a longtime investigative reporter from my hometown of Spokane, Wash. Karen took a buyout from the Spokesman-Review. She looks back at conflicts she had with the family that owned the newspaper. Looking forward, she worries about the future of investigative journalism.
  • CJR: What’s a fair share in the age of Google? Peter Osnos asks if there’s a way for the creators of accountability journalism to get paid as much as aggregators.
  • Investigative reporting, KidZania style: Cute blog post about Japanese kids taking part in KidZania and being rookie reporters for a day. The final product is hilarious.