‘Can the Web drive investigative journalism in a post-newspaper era?’

Conor Friedersdorf reports on the future of the newspaper industry in the U.S.: 

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Are newspaper reporters still necessary? When the Los Angeles Times broke the story of corruption in Bell, California, where the city manager was collecting $1.5 million in annual compensation, it felt like vindication for the institutional press and its traditional role.

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http://www.city-journal.org/2011/eon0804cf.html

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