Joining Digital Forces Strengthens Local Investigative Reporting

June 2010
Nieman Reports;Summer2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p59
The article focuses on the role of digital media in strengthening local investigative reporting. According to the author, government accountability can be strengthened through a collaborative effort between computer programmers, information scientists and journalists. Digital tools created by programmers and information scientists can help journalists and citizens access streams of information available online from local public agencies which they can use to effectively perform their role as community watchdogs.


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