Help me find independent journalists
April 16, 2009 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Looking for independent news sites and journalists' blogs

I've been reading ProPublica since last year and really love it. I've tried to find similar sites, but no other site seems to have independent journalism without an extreme bias towards the left or right.

Today, I was reading a post on The Inquisitr and it talked about how some journalists who find themselves out of work are relaunching themselves on the Web.

Can anyone point me to independent journalism sites besides ProPublica and sites of journalists who used to write for a paper, but now publish independently on the Web?
posted by reenum to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
MinnPost.com?
posted by unixrat at 2:34 PM on April 16, 2009


Scoop has a few ex-print journalists on staff, IIRC - it is NZ-centric, however.
posted by Paragon at 2:38 PM on April 16, 2009


You could check out Washington Independent and see if it's sufficiently balanced based on the content or the reporters' bios. Some of them are clearly liberal (e.g. former New Republic writer Spencer Ackerman), but I don't know about some of the others, and David Weigel seems to be there to representative the conservative side of things.
posted by Jaltcoh at 2:51 PM on April 16, 2009


In addition to MinnPost and Propublica, Mission Local, SF-based. GlobalPost. The Real News Network.

I'm not sure what you would characterize as an "extreme" bias, but these are probably left-ier rather than not.
posted by scribbler at 3:03 PM on April 16, 2009


It's San Diego-specific, but that they're doing at Voice of San Diego.
posted by rtha at 3:39 PM on April 16, 2009


I was reading about True/Slant the other day. It's some web site start-up with a bunch of journalists that currently or used to work for major magazines and newspapers. According to the WSJ, which is where I read about it, "the initial group of contributors includes current or former writers for publications such as the Financial Times, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Time magazine and the Boston Globe."

Maybe there's some journalists in there you could follow.
posted by losvedir at 3:58 PM on April 16, 2009


Rogue Columnist.
posted by coffeefilter at 11:26 PM on April 16, 2009


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posted by MesoFilter at 4:22 PM on April 17, 2009


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