Reporter Joe Eskenazi takes a look at the state of investigative journalism in a cost-cutting, downsizing industry. A three-part series of blogs on the SF Weekly’s The Snitch:
While “getting more from less” is a favorite refrain in newsrooms—especially amidst cutbacks—it’s a patently ridiculous notion. You don’t get more from less. You get less from less. And that, in a nutshell is the future of investigative journalism: Less. We’ll have fewer reporters writing fewer stories on fewer subjects while authorized to spend less time and less money.
Today: A glance at the present and future of this fine mess we’re in. Tuesday: Know your “enemy”: The Internet. Wednesday: So, who’s going to pay for all this?