Friday, September 3, 2010
Are Reporters a vanishing breed?
The American Journalism Review questions whether new foundation-funded hacks can make up for the loss of so many watchdog reporters from mainstream news jobs. In a file funded by George Soros's Open Society Institute, oddly enough, Mary Walton ponders the coming "investigative shortfall" in a piece on the vanishing species who find themselves 'Kicked out, bought out or barely hanging on', the victims of too many paper cuts and the shallow 24/7 cable news. (hat tip to Romenesko)