ProPublica's Reporting Network documents success of economic stimulus

ProPublica's Reporting Network documents success of economic stimulus

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Pro Hey, ProPublica.org is a nonprofit investigative group, doing a lot of good work of the recovery and where the money goes.

They've enlisted a pretty good network to get reporting done.

The folks at techPresident report on ProbPublica's success, and the news is good:

ProPublica's Reporting Network Spot-Checks First Wave of Stimulus Construction


ProPublica's Reporting Network
is the non-profit news group's nascent attempt to tap into the eyes and
ears of interested amateurs. Or at least interested reporters not on
ProPublica's payroll. We're keeping a close eye on the networks first
major project, a "spot check" of stimulus-funded construction projects
from California to New Jersey, Alaska to Texas. And we're doing that
because unlike many citizen/pro-am/unfunded journalism projects, the
three-month-young Reporting Network is doing something that otherwise
couldn't be done. There's no way ProPublica staff assigned to the
project — which numbers more or less one, in the form of editor Amanda Michel
— could do a real reporter's work on the hundreds of project's in the
spot check sample. It's making the impossible possible. Neat, no?

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RKB

This is really neat. I like the idea of a reporting network verifying stuff that would be ignored otherwise.

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