Using Expertise From Outside the Newsroom

Wells, Betty
March 2008
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p65
The article presents information about the "Team Watchdog" of "The News-Press." After the newspaper utilized crowdsourscing to enhance reporting, Team Watchdog was formed to improve investigative reporting and further involve the community. The team focused on various topics including a database of day-care inspection reports, the use of taxes for services and time-out rooms utilized to discipline students with disabilities. It is mentioned that editors and reporters got to work well with members of Team Watchdog. Online research is also done by the team.


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