Web site on safety, health and corporate conduct to launch
A new Web site called FairWarning.org that will cover safety, health and corporate conduct is expected to launch soon and be run by two former Los Angeles Times reporters, writes Joe Strupp of Media Matters.
Strupp writes, “The brainchild of former Los Angeles Times reporters Myron Levin and Joanna Lin, the outfit plans to investigate issues involving safety, health and corporate conduct.
“‘The hope is to provide stories of vital public interest that are overlooked or under-reported in most media,’ says Levin, 61, who spent 23 years at the Times before taking a buyout in 2008. ‘We want to do what little we can to help fill the gap in robust, deeply reported stories that is left by the contraction of media.’
“Levin, who says the project has some $250,000 in donations for at least its first year, will be in the model of ProPublica or other recently created non-profit news outlets. Major donors include the Ethics and Excellence Journalism Foundation and the Charles Evans Foundation.”
Read more here. Levin covered consumer issues at the Times. He is a recipient of the 2008 National Press Club Award for consumer journalism.