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Welcome to Shop Notes

Posted: March 30, 2010 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

Welcome to Shop Notes, the new blog from the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

We will use this space primarily to talk about our work and the work being done by others to reinvigorate investigative journalism, here and around the world. Our focus will be on the emerging ecosystem of nonprofit groups. Shop Notes will be a team effort, written and updated by a variety of people from the Workshop's staff. We hope you check back often.

You might also have noticed we have changed our look and design. As with a lot of things at the Workshop ...

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