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New direction set for Nieman Watchdog Project

After eight years, the Nieman Watchdog blog will end its run and the Nieman Watchdog Project (which launched in 1996) will take on a new direction.

Nieman WatchdogThe Watchdog Project has been focused on examining and invigorating journalism in its fundamental role of serving the public interest.

Past articles from the blog will continue to be accessible online, Nieman Watchdog: Questions the press should ask.

Going forward, new articles about watchdog journalism will be published in Nieman Reports.

Other changes to the project have to do with inviting watchdog journalists to study at Harvard as part of the Murrey Marder Nieman Fellowship.

For more on changes at the Nieman Watchdog Project, check out Nieman Watchdog editor Barry Sussman’s final column.

About the Author

I am digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, which I joined in 2009. Before that I was Online Community Manager for azcentral, the online site for The Arizona Republic. Before arriving in Arizona, I worked at Newsday where I was Deputy Business Editor. I was the small business editor at BusinessWeek Online. I teach journalists to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to expand and manage their networks. And I am a cofounder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat about web journalism. You can reach me at Email: Robin.Phillips@BusinessJournalism.org OR RobinJPhillips.com OR @RobinJP

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