Looking forward to the future of journalism

Today’s watchdog blog roundup

Clavier de Linotype

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.
  • NPR: What investigative reporters are doing after they leave journalism.
  • Related: Contact an investigative reporter confidentially

  • 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).