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Pública | Globo Voices Online?


To come: Why Pública is the most interesting and dynamic investigative journalism project in Brazil today, performing valuable work while dealing with a horde of eclectic financial supporters. It receives support from, for example — see above — a plethora of funding sources and content redistributors, including the major funders of “innovation journalism.”

  1. MacArthur
  2. Ford
  3. Hivos
  4. Berkman Center
  5. Knight Foundation
  6. Odebrecht

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In order to prepare a focused crawl of the Web site — which publicly links to its supporters — I ran

wget -rH --tries 3 apublica.org/quem-somos/#parcerias

to obtain k-neighbors a single hop away.

These can be used to feed a WIRE crawl of greater depth. The count at the moment is 704.

The strategy of the site is to agressively encourage republication of the content it produces, with a mission to practice exemplary journalism — similar to Abraji — with which overlap is scarce.

Screenshot from 2014-07-21 17:48:27

The social network as discovered by WIRE, above, deserves a cautionary note, by the way. You cannot infer too much from such tools because the algorithm used often does not yield a more complete census until you have run many iterations.

That was the case here: the bot has not yet caught up to the data, and may never produce a complete CAT scan. But its role as a broker between Rede Brasil Actual and the Brazilian Infomoney is intriguing. Least path?