It's no secret now that traditional news is on the decline. With the number of statehouse reporters shrinking by 39% over the past decade, it raises the question: Can new players compensate for lost legacy reporters?
We believe they can. All across America, non-traditional media outlets, like our own Watchdog.org and Citizen Watchdog, are stepping into the gap left behind by traditional newspapers to provide top-notch coverage of state-level politics and policy. These days, all it takes is a laptop and a knack for digging up good stories.
A Note >From Our President
The election is over. The frantic, horse-race coverage in battleground states across America has subsided. The swarm of media attention focused on states with hot senate and house races is already winding down. Who will be left to cover the states and districts of our newly elected leaders as they enter office?
While many news outlets focus on shallow sound bites and rehash press releases, we focus on the hard work of fact-checking and second-guessing the elected officials in our statehouses, cities and counties. Sadly, statehouse news coverage is at an all time low, and increasingly fewer publications are able to afford quality investigative reporting. However, we are stepping into the gap to keep you informed about your government leaders year-round - not just the few weeks before their names appear on a ballot.
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