My quick take away from their story is how incredibly tiny (2 and 3 people, sometimes with one reporter) these organizations are. Second the more "funders" you have the more "independent" you are. Lastly PEW is advising us all to be informed and asking these organizations to be more transparent about agendas and funding!
Two asides -
- Why did OnTheMedia not include any direct links to the PEW study ... I had to go looking!
- The PEW site has a three-way interface to the report, the data and a guide.