ProPublica starts citizen journalism project

This week ProPublica announced the start of a citizen journalism project, the ProPublica Reporting Network.  This citizen journalism network will not be open-ended---it will have both an editor and a specific project.  The first effort is to monitor stimulus projects.  People can sign on and select a local stimulus project to report on, tracking it for abuse.  Former OffTheBus Director Amanda Michel will act as editor.  You can read about ProPublica and founder Paul Steiger on his media giraffe profile.