Sunday, February 15, 2009

At Voice of San Diego, a newsroom flourishes

The nonprofit news site shows how investigative journalism can be done for relatively cheap. They're even having fun.

...Because it doesn't have to print newspapers, Voice of San Diego puts the majority of its $825,000 annual budget into salaries for its 11 journalists, who make from $35,000 to roughly $70,000 and focus on government, education, law enforcement, real estate and science.

It's up to the Union-Tribune to give the comprehensive view of California's second-largest city -- with coverage of the arts, sports and other topics Voice barely touches.

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