July 5, 2011

MacArthur Foundation Awards Multi-year Grant to the Investigative News Network

The Investigative News Network (INN) is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The grant will be used over three years to build INN’s organizational capacity and to support the Network’s efforts to provide editorial, technological and cost-saving services to the member organizations.

“We are extremely grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for their generous support of our Network,” said Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of INN.  “This support will allow INN to increase our efforts to ensure the sustainability of our member organizations and reach the widest audience possible.”

Created in 2009, INN has doubled its membership since then and fostered editorial collaborations among its members, negotiated significant cost-savings for media insurance, and recently entered into a global syndication agreement with Thomson Reuters.

INN is a growing consortium of 53 non-profit news organizations in North America that produce nonpartisan investigative and public service journalism on a local, regional and national basis. It is composed of news organizations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico that create long-form and ongoing stories that keep communities informed on the issues they most care about.

About the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.