Monday, June 15, 2009

Can non-profs save journalism?

I meant to post this earlier. In an interesting development, the AP plans to distribute non-prof invesitigative journalism.

Four nonprofit groups devoted to investigative journalism will have their work distributed by The Associated Press, The A.P. will announce on Saturday, greatly expanding their potential audience and helping newspapers fill the gap left by their own shrinking resources.

Starting on July 1, the A.P. will deliver work by the Center for Public Integrity, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and ProPublica to the 1,500 American newspapers that are A.P. members, which will be free to publish the material.
It strikes me as a good thing. I'm most familiar with ProPublica and they've done some great work. It would be good to see it distributed more widely.

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