The Accelerator will treat startups and investors like a self-contained beat, the kind journalists used to covet when they covered cops or the courthouse. (As you will see, the journalism DNA runs deep within me… for three generations.) The idea is to treat the founders, the companies, and the investors as breaking news, and not the fake breaking news you see on television. Above all we want to know stuff about things related to startups and the venture financing beat before they are generally known—and to share that knowledge with those who need it most: startups and investors of all kinds.