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The Big Chill: Government and Journalism

June 2010

Washington Post

Increasingly, Nonprofits Fill a Need for Investigative Reporting

In a seventh-floor conference room festooned with framed articles and journalism awards, Managing Editor Gordon Witkin leads the morning discussion of stories his staff is pursuing.  Their latest scoop – on members of Congress dumping their BP stock – “was a big success,” he says.  “It was in an AP story that sent it everywhere, including Yahoo and Google News.”  » Full Story