Undoubtedly, our dying republic could use some well-funded investigative journalism. Unfortunately, newspapers -- if they were ever much help -- are dying off. Blogs won't take their place: they, including this one, are essentially analysis only. No real investigative journalism going on, with some excellent exceptions, such as Greg Palast's site -- whose journalism is, after all, partially funded by the BBC and the Guardian.
17 December 2008
Investigating the Investigators: A Critical Look at Pro Publica, Michael Barker, 29 February 2008, Spinwatch
So, I was happy to find out about Pro Publica on today's Democracy Now. A little digging turned up this article, which is worth reading. There are three parts: click "Next" at the bottom of the referred page to see subsequent entries.