Nicholas Kristof: Willamette Week Plays an 'Important Watchdog Role'

april 6, 2009  08:17 am
In a blog post on the struggling newspaper business, the New York Times columnist points to WW as "an example of how a small paper" has successfully undertaken investigative and watchdog journalism. But Kristof seems to think the Portland alt-weekly is a rare bird: He adds that small news operations -- especially websites -- can't "undertake major investigations, partly because they're enormously expensive with uncertain results."