Sunday, March 29, 2009

Huffington Post to fund investigative reporting

So, everybody's wondering what happens next for American journalism. Is it inevitable that newspapers will die? Will they all die, or only some? And if the big ones go, where will the expensive, real journalism come from -- you know, those stories that Web aggregators depend upon? The good stuff that gives bloggers fodder for commentary?

One of the Web's top blogs, The Huffington Post, plans to pay 10 staffers to coordinate freelance journalists to provide it. Story about that in today's New York Times: Huffington Post launches journalism venture.

Interesting comments on the Politico blog.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think that it is interesting, I think that they are making a step in the right direction and that they are setting a standard that others will grow on and be better. Some of the comments on politico were interesting they ranged from supportive to negative and I think that this would be the case no matter who did it, they are making a change and some will accept and some will reject.