Looking forward to the future of journalism

Watchdog blog roundup for 8-26-09

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What others are saying about watchdog journalism:

  • Steve Buttry: A great explanation by Buttry about how public data empowers journalists to write compelling, authoritative stories — yet many times, journalists aren’t seizing that opportunity.
  • American Journalism Review: “A newspaper editor converts her investigative team into a nonprofit — with her former paper as partner and chief benefactor.”
  • The Sunlight Foundation: Three finalists for the “Apps for America” contest show how federal data can be sliced and diced on the Web in compelling ways. The finalists are: GovPulse, ThisWeKnow, and DataMasher.
  • Read more: Does risk of police chases outweigh benefits of capturing suspects?