Xanthe Ackerman, Muckrakers will not Die, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages 34-37 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/muckrakers-will-not-die/) Abstract: When Diana Jean Schemo co-founded 100Reporters, a news organization dedicated to fighting corruption through investigative reporting, she wanted to give citizens a way to leak material confidentially, knowing it would be reviewed by trusted journalists. Even before Schemo launched her news site in 2011, she invested in Whistleblower Alley,1 a secure, digital exchange and communication point that allows anyone, anywhere to transmit information. Schemo built on the Wikileaks model, which uses sophisticated encryption technology to protect sources. But unlike Wikileaks, which makes information available publically or to the press, Whistleblower Alley is used only by 100Reporters. This guarantees a secure review process by journalists committed to reporting on corruption issues for a global audience. Schemo is now revamping Whistleblower Alley so that it can handle large volumes of data. Investigative journalists like Schemo, once called muckrakers, play a critical role in … Topics: Communication