In an age of challenged resources for investigative work, it is no surprise that great interest greets the launch of ProPublica, the non-profit public-interest operation headed by former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger.
The service launched this week.
ProPublica's first batch of articles are still some distance away, and the staff of more than a dozen will eventually blossom to a reporting staff of 25.
Meantime, brewing is a smart aggregation of U.S. investigative work and a promise to analyse and track scandals. Its business model is still somewhat of a question, but it launches with Sandler Foundation and other funds.