Say Hello to the “Watchdog Blog”

Say hello to the new Nieman Foundation Watchdog Blog:

it seems to us that it could be important, even vital, to have sympathetic, knowledgeable, respected writers offer a little guidance and commentary and, every now and then, show us how our work is supposed to be done.

We took online in May 2004 with a focus on having experts from Harvard and elsewhere pose questions the press should ask. Since then we’ve had more than 130 contributors and 440 or so items. We are of course continuing that.

Today we launch the Watchdog Blog, to supplement those efforts.

The blog features an interesting list of contributors although the large majority of them seem to tend to the, um, very experienced end of the spectrum.

OBDisclosure: My brother is the deputy editor of

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