September 4, 2012

Adam Schweigert Joins INN As Director Of Technology

The Investigative News Network is pleased to welcome Adam Schweigert, as INN’s new Director of Technology effective immediately.

As the Director of Technology, Adam is responsible for the planning, implementation and measurement of INN’s technology initiatives, including INN’s new WordPress content publishing system built specifically to support the needs of long-form news publishers. The open source platform, entitled Project Largo, was built by Adam before he joined INN and will be available to news publishers starting next month.

"Helping our member organizations meet their publishing and distribution needs with efficient and cost-effective technology solutions is a critical function of this organization,” said INN CEO Kevin Davis. “We are happy to have Adam on board, who has extensive experience in supporting the technology needs of public media and journalistic organizations.”

Previously, Adam was Founder and President of Media Toybox, a Columbus, Ohio based digital consultancy offering content strategy, social media management, WordPress theme design and general consulting services, specializing in news and media companies but also helping out nonprofits and small- to mid-sized businesses.

Before starting his own consultancy, Adam was Director of Strategy at Mindset Digital. And before that, Director of Digital at WOSU Public Media the NPR affiliate in Columbus, Ohio where he lives.

"I could not be more excited to join INN," said Schweigert. "This is an opportunity to work with great people to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing journalism today."

INN was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. It was created to help the increasing number of nonprofit newsrooms pool resources, promote editorial collaborations and get wider distribution of their work. INN is composed of organizations that produce nonpartisan investigative and public service journalism of regional, national and international scope. INN members produce original, multi-media longform and ongoing stories and analyses of public data to better inform the communities they serve.