Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Nonprofit Journalism on the Rise

From truthout.org:
"Nonprofit Journalism on the Rise
By Randy Dotinga
The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday 12 February 2008

At a time of layoffs and budget cuts at traditional newspapers, foundations and donors are funding new journalism ventures.

San Diego - The police chief's rosy crime statistics were a lie, it turned out. The councilman who urged water conservation was discovered to use 80,000 gallons a month at his home, morethan five of his colleagues put together. And the school board president, according to an investigation, spent a full third of his time out of town and out of touch.

The Voice of San Diego, a nonprofit online media outlet, doesn't have enough journalists to field a softball team. Yet it has managed to take on the powerful with the panache of a scrappy big-city paper."
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