Monday, June 15, 2009

Subject for Investigative Journalism?

Now there's a little money.
...the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a $15 million initiative to spur investigative reporting.

The grants, some ongoing, and others new or yet-to-be announced, will promote new economic models for in-depth reporting on digital platforms...

More here. How about investing some money in thoughtful analysis of the digital world, "free things" and "copycat" culture? The rush to report this subject badly is worthy of Usain Bolt.


JoremThorn said...

There has also been a push by AP to support investigative journalism which can provide its work to struggling news papers for free. There certainly seem to be several moves in the direction of attempting to assist the growth and development of journalism, maybe the next push will be in the direction your interested in! Check out some of the interviews with major journalists at,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view,category/#catid69 for some useful insights concerning where journalism is, and perhaps should be, going in the future.

Robin Hunt said...

Thanks, will check it out