Non-Profit Watchdog News: What’s Working?

The Fall 2011 Community Media Innovation Project class at the Medill School has focused on local “watchdog” reporting as part of its work examining the digital strategy of the Chicago Reporter. The Chicago Reporter, an investigative magazine focused on issues of race and poverty in Chicago, is over 40 years old and adapting slowly to the growing dominance of digital content consumption.Through examination of comparable sites in other communities, we sought to inform our recommendations for the Reporter. We also learned a lot about what is working for local watchdog sites. This report summarizes what we found.

Non-Profit Watchdog News: What’s Working?