Aug 30, 2006

Web projects rethinking investigative journalism

Calling all citizen journalists: Jay Rosen, NYU journalism professor and media blogger, may have an assignment for you. His, an experimental project partially funded by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, aims to use both media pros and amateurs to develop a new, collaborative form of investigative journalism. Have an idea for an investigation? Rosen is looking for suggestions. See also's Mark Glaser and other examples of collaborative civic journalism initiatives, such as the Sunlight Foundation's "Exposing Earmarks" project.

Tomlinson responds to allegations

Kenneth Tomlinson responds to the report by State Department investigators on his activities as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors: "I believe it will become clear that this investigation was inspired by partisan divisions," he says.