Monday, May 31, 2010
The Biz: Right-Wing Think Tanks Discover Non-Profit Investigative Journalism
Is non-profit investigative journalism the panacea it's sometimes said to be? The Nation Institute's Esther Kaplan rightly questions this conclusion in this piece noting the rise of investigative journalism funded by right-wing think tanks. Kaplan reports that one journalist involved for a while in such a project quit after realizing the work involved "hatchet journalism," not reporting in the public interest.