The Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a report in advance of the Sochi Winter Games that focuses on Russia's efforts to suppress the chronicling of corruption, environmental problems and human rights abuses. The report cites "official repression and self-censorship" in the run-up to the Games on such issues as migrant worker exploitation, forced evictions and environmental degradation.
The Guardian profiles Richard Tofel, the head of ProPublica, the investigative journalism non-profit underwritten by philanthropy. In it Tofel notes the mission of the organization is to end abuses of power, to change and reform. He acknowledges it is difficult to measure the impact of journalism to satisfy some donors who want a clear result of their contributions. That being said, he wants to demonstrate the need for journalism to be financially assisted in the digital age of business model change.
The Wall Street Journal examines the stretch on digital advertising dollars and the effort by organizations to diversify their offerings to capture revenue. Several new outlets have been launched in recent months to further crowd the field, and some have started to stage conferences to build new sources of funds.