WatchdogWire.com, a project of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, mentors citizen journalists to hold their local and state officials accountable by reporting on public meetings, reports, etc.– the issues that the legacy media fails to cover.
They’re holding a writing contest through the end of July that asks citizens to judge the media. Winner gets a cash prize of $300. There are 2 writing options:
Question 1: How has media changed since you were a child? Have the changes been for the better or worse?
Question 2: In the wake of recent scandals and national security violations, have the traditional media properly served our nation? How have they failed us, how have they served us, and what have you come to expect?
Check out the rest of the details here and please pass it on to anyone who you think might be interested!