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Huff Post to fund investigative journos

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Herky_Jerky, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    A friend just sent me this link and I didn't see it on here anywhere ...


    Certainly seems like an interesting move.
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Totally agenda-free and completely objective, I'm sure.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Took the words - and the implied blue font - right out of my mouth.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Another downside of the decline of newspapers - sure some groups will fund and support investigative journalism, but the lack of independence and the conflict of interests will make such investigations pointless.
    If I was a whistleblower I don't know which news org I'd go to anymore.
  5. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that they'll shoot out lights on both sides of the street for sure. They'll be totally objective and free of bias. Democrats will have as much to fear as Republicans from these investigative journalists!
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    On the Romenesko site we learn that a senior advisor for this is Jay Rosen, who was one of the leading bigmouths for the "public journalism" fad of the 1990s. And we all know how effective that was.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Nothing's stopping Town Hall from doing the same thing.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I think it's interesting this venture will allow any publication to reprint the articles it produces.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I actually caught a link to one of my stories on the Huffington Post once during an ego search on Google.

    I wouldn't mind getting a gig like this. Actually, a friend of mine who was at my previous shop made noises recently about starting a news service in Godless County. If she could get the capital, I wouldn't mind working for/with her.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    From what I read, it would be nice if they properly compensated the writers who really helped build the site, but I won't knock anybody who's willing to pour money into reportage.
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