Sasha Chavkin’s piece for the Columbia Journalism Review is a really good example of how to go a little further with a developing media story. Rather than pile on with some sort of vague doomsday Koch brothers op ed, the correspondent for CJR’s United States Project took a look at the duo’s closest current equivalent of Tribune Co./LA Times ownership.

It’s called the Franklin Center for Public and Government Integrity. It was founded in 2009. And, from a prospective LAT standpoint, the key is the organization’s offshoot watchdog.org:

The Franklin Center, in turn, created a website of state-based reporting, called watchdog.org – fed by “a network of journalists reporting on state and local governments.” The watchdog.org site serves as a hub for stories from Watchdog outlets in 23 states…

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