A primary mission of our newspaper is to produce investigative journalism and be a watchdog on government agencies and elected officials. The story we published this morning on the Schwarzenegger administration and its closeness to powerbroker Bob White is an example of the watchdog investigative journalism the newspaper pushes. The story by reporter Dion Nissenbaum has been in the works for months. These stories require extensive research, interviews, documentation of public records and long hours of writing and editing. It's the type of journalism that Internet powers, such as Yahoo, Craig's List, Google, cannot produce at this stage because they don't employ journalists. There has been commentary from the founder of Craig's List that that site would like at some point to get into socially responsible journalism and investigative journalism. For now though, the Internet powers simply aggregate content but aren't producing unique content. The unique content produced by newspapers remains to be our most valuable characteristic. Journalists are part of the backbone of a free society and their work remains the most valuable part of the newspaper.