Face The State is looking for aspiring journalists and assorted government watchdogs to ply their skills for the chance to win some cool cash:
From the governorâ€™s office to the local waste water office, government must be held accountable. And why not win a cash prize while doing it?
Thatâ€™s why Face The State is excited to announce its monthly Investigative Reporting Award. Hereâ€™s how it works. If you spy government misdeeds that should to be exposed, roll up your sleeves, do your homework, and write it up. You could just win our monthly $400 grand prize. There will also be cash prizes for finalists.
Your report should abide by basic journalistic principles relating to sourcing, verification, and libel. As weâ€™ve learned, truth is stranger than fiction, so thereâ€™s no need to make stuff up.
Not a bad idea. This blogger only rarely does an original investigation. But the lure of money might persuade me to take a deeper look somewhere.
To learn more about the background for the award and ideas for success, Westword blogger Michael Roberts talks to Face The State’s Brad Jones.