…and for any journlist who wants to get to grips with the future of journalism.
I’ve been following Paul Bradshaw‘s recent posts about blogging and investigative journalism with great interest. Currently there are five – all draft sections of a chapter for a new Investigative Journalism book.
I think they give a fascinating picture of just what can be achieved online – not just for investigative journalism, but perhaps other forms of reporting too:
- Blogging and Journalism
Explores the relationship of blogging to journalism.
- The Amateur-Professional Debate
Questions whether the subjectivity of blogs is really corrosive to the search for “truth”.
- Sourcing Material
How online material can make readers part of the investigative process and help to “fine tune” stories.
How online work can provide greater transparency and a wider distribution.
How blogs have provided alternative funding streams for investigiative jourmalism.
In his fifth draft, Paul also puts forward examples of interesting economic models for this style of journalism.
If would be nice to see the NUJ debating how such issues could be better exploited by professional journalists and, perhaps, provide us with a bit of training to boot.