(courtesy of a response posted on this blog by Harry of Scratchings)
Speaking of media development, NarcoNews is a case study in the development and implementation of reality-based funding and reporting. It's a populist news service that cuts across artificially defined partisanship in pursuit of getting as close to the truth as possible. If anyone is looking for a place to start, or people worth assisting, I'd be hard pressed to think of one better.
Also check out their blog NarcoSphere