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24-04-2019, 15:24   #1
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Noteworthy, TheJournal.ie's new investigative journalism platform

Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie, launched this month.

The platform is designed to find, fund, and undertake in-depth journalism on topics that you want to see tackled. You can submit an idea for a story, which may then be turned into a proposal by Noteworthy's team.

Investigative journalism requires a sufficient investment of both time and money. Noteworthy is a collaboration between the public and reporters. Not only can you submit ideas, but you can also fund proposals that you would like to see investigated. You can browse the proposals that are actively seeking funding here.

As ideas are submitted by the public, Noteworthy covers a diverse range of topics. Whether it's an investigation into why it takes more than two years to get early intervention appointments for some children, or a look at the Defence Forces' year-long mental health care crisis, or this in-depth report on a worrying fall in meningitis vaccination rates, you can find reports and similar proposals on Noteworthy. If you would like to read more of Noteworthy's work to date, you can find completed projects on the Articles page.

The Noteworthy website is currently in beta and you can email website suggestions to beta@noteworthy.ie. More information about Noteworthy can be found on the About Us page.

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29-04-2019, 11:55   #2
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TheJournal, investigative?

Thanks for the good laugh.
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If it follows the Journal's methods, people will make suggestions for Noteworthy to do pieces on and Noteworthy will google those topics and plagiarise the info real journalists collected onto Noteworthy so daft can advertise houses no one wants to the masses.
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Does this journal pay for contributions by writers not employed by The Journal?
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01-05-2019, 13:28   #6
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Can't see this taking off at all - expecting people to pay for a product without knowing the end quality is a bit presumptuous.
I give this 12 months before it's wrapped up.
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Will 'thejournal' remove the random bar on commenting ?
If the journal does not like you then you can not comment, no reason given.
If the journal does not like your comment then it disappears, no reason given.
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TheJournal's desperate attempt to copy Buzzfeed is almost as pathetic as their execution of the attempt itself.
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I'm sorry but The journal and journalism do not belong in the same sentence together.
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02-05-2019, 08:12   #10
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Wait, wait... I just copped that they want US to come up with the ideas and then WE PAY THEM to do the "investigation"? This sounds like (a) a scam (b) the dumbest idea in history (c) not how investigative journalism works.

Shut it down.
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02-05-2019, 08:17   #11
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I'm open minded to the concept but lack the trust in the activists @ the journal to give a balanced report. Sorry.

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Let's imagine the recent Pandora's box of the FAI opened. Imagine if it was publically known that The Sunday Times had funded a journalist to dig into their books and practices and come up with the goods. How far do you think they'd have gotten if the FAI knew they were coming? How rehearsed and refined would the response have been if they weren't sucker punched with it in the manner they were? Pre-paying for a topic's investigation in this manner only sends up a flare to warn everybody. Also gives people/companies an opportunity to put rivals/competitors under the spotlight.

Noteworthy sounds like an idea borne of a late night pub session at The Journal Christmas Party that was implemented before anyone had sense to sleep on it.
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I think the criticism on here is a bit harsh. AFAIK this Noteworthy is a separate project from the main site and it is being headed up by Ken Foxe who has a very good pedigree as an investigative journalist. Foxe is the guy who got to the bottom of John O'Donoghue's expenses when he Ceann Comhairle which ultimately led to his resignation and that speech. He is a bit of a whizz when it comes to FOI requests of govt. departments and has exposed many stories along the way, Leo Varadkars fawning letter to Kylie just the latest in a long line. Give it time before you judge.

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If Leo's letter to Kylie is the kind of groundbreaking investigative journalism you'd cite as an example to support this foolish idea, it's not the strongest argument
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I think the criticism on here is a bit harsh. AFAIK this Noteworthy is a separate project from the main site and it is being headed up by Ken Foxe who has a very good pedigree as an investigative journalist. Foxe is the guy who got to the bottom of John O'Donoghue's expenses when he Ceann Comhairle which ultimately led to his resignation and that speech. He is a bit of a whizz when it comes to FOI requests of govt. departments and has exposed many stories along the way, Leo Varadkars fawning letter to Kylie just the latest in a long line. Give it time before you judge.

Get out of here with your reasoned analysis!

Interesting that Buzzfeed was one of the comparisons people brought up to take a big dump on this, as its sister organisation Buzzfeed News has worked hard to carve out a space for credible reporting in recent years with some success and was a Pulitzer Finalist for the last 2 years running. Clearly The Journal is trying to implement a similar model.
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