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Posts Tagged ‘help me investigate’

ProPublica champions investigative journalism online


ProPublica is a non-profit organisation which seeks to bring stories of those abusing power to light. Set up in 2007 by Paul Steiger, former managing director of The Wall Street Journal, and Stephen Engelberg from the Oregonian, the Manhattan newsroom combines top editors with 32 hand-picked reporters to safeguard the highest standards and practices in […]

Twitter chat results in mainstream media coverage for new website

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A few days ago I promised to tell you the story about how the new site HelpMeInvestigate made it on to several mainstream media websites. The mainstream media thing is actually not that interesting, but at least it catches the eye of the general public when they are involved.

10 Civic Social Media things that are great about Brum


The social media scene in Birmingham is great at self organising and full of proactive people who make stuff happen. Common for everyone is the commitment to carry out ideas and trying out new things, in turn; helping others do the same. Through collaboration and a common passion for Birmingham and the people who live […]