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June 19, 2008

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The State of Investigative Journalism

This strikes me as a well-informed interview with Charles Lewis, “the godfather of non-profit investigative journalism,” on efforts to support the form. My favorite nugget, and the one highlighted on other sites that link to this interview, is that Lewis is modeling his new endeavor on the Children’s Television Workshop:

“I use the name ‘Workshop’ because I was always fascinated with the Childrenís Television Workshop, which of course incubated Big Bird and ‘Sesame Street’ and other programming,” he said. “Iíd like to spawn new models and new entities and make it a friendly atmosphere for entrepreneurialsm ó for non-profits, for-profits and hybrids of both. Thatís an unusual dimension to this.”

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Posted June 19, 2008 at 2:50 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Journalism
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