· The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supplemented its standard evaluation approach by engaging professional journalists to elaborate on evaluation findings.
· The resulting reports are more direct, even critical, than any prior Knight Foundation attempt to evaluate and assess.
· It produced deeper looks into the intent and outcome of major initiatives, analyzing and addressing flaws in the theories of change underlying initiatives.
· The goal of reaching external audiences was not achieved.
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Meyer, L. (2010). Going Deeper: Can Investigative Reporters Add Value to Assessment and Evaluation?. The Foundation Review, 1(4). https://doi.org/10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-09-00042.1
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