With all the death-of-the-newspaper articles around, one question keeps getting asked: when the papers are gone, and their advertising dollars with them, who will bankroll investigative reporting for the people? Apparently the answer is: “that guy…oh, and her…and them”. Online news outlet The Huffington Post is creating an investigative journalism wing funded by private donors and organizations. Gee, there’s no chance for partisan politics to creep into this process, is there.
The Huffington Post has announced it will bankroll a group of investigative journalists by teaming up with donors and other organizations.
Their first mission will be to examine stories about the U.S. economy.
The Huffington Post website, which has seven staff reporters, contains a collection of opinionated blog entries and breaking news.
The popular blog is uniting with The Atlantic Philanthropies and other donors to launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. It will have an initial budget of $1.75 million US.