The Hartford Courant is doing a great job of following the murder of Annie Le, a lithesome young doctoral student at Yale University whose body was found in a chase in the school’s medical research building. Why is that pertinent to this site?
The above timeline is a great example of fusing technology with reporting in a way only those with time, resources and appropriate skills can do. In addition, the Courant is sending its lawyers to court to force the disclosure of documents in the case.
Granted, this story is not Watergate, and certainly could fall into the “ballyhoo” trend Silas Bent lamented in the 1920s. Still, this is the kind of reporting and use of technology that argues for creating space for professional reporters.