An article in the Columbia Journalism Review mentions this website and author in a larger article about local groups becoming citizen watchdogs, investigating and covering topics sometimes missed by local newspapers as budgets shrink and headcounts are reduced. Much of the story involves the wind turbine issue and how local groups have to organize and dig up details on proposed projects when the old media offer little coverage and local officials are slow to respond.
The author of the article, Miranda Spivack, is a freelance writer specializing in stories about government accountability and a former reporter and editor at The Washington Post.
It’s interesting reading and a great perspective on the expanding role of citizen reporting. Check it out.