Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Daily Philanthropist

If it ain't broke - but it is - don't fix it. Investigative reporting: the comeback?

Investigative journalism, one of the casualties of shrinking newsroom budgets, is getting some help from an unlikely source: The Huffington Post, an internet darling known for links and commentary, not in-depth reporting. The HuffPo, along with The Atlantic Philanthropies and other unnamed donors, is launching a $1.75 million fund to support the work of up to 10 investigative reporters. Their work will run on but will also be made available for free to any publication that wants to print or post it, according to an Associated Press report.

From the Washington Post.

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