Local Blog Uncovers International Story

Local Blog Uncovers International Story

Here is a great example of a citizen journalist uncovering a piece of a big news story. A mom who blogs about her neighborhood in Brooklyn was concerned about a brownstone that was left in shabby condition after it was purchased. Through her intrepid efforts she discovered it was owned by Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. Her blog is called “Pardon Me for Asking”. An online news outlet called The Intercept picked up her information and cited her blog. From there it was eventually picked up by Vanity Fair which also cited the blog. Apparently, notice was taken special counsel Robert Mueller and the brownstone became part of the evidence mentioned in his Manafort indictment. CNBC has the whole story and the blogger’s reaction to what happened.