Sunlight Foundation Joins the Investigative News Network

“In joining INN, we hope to make our journalism, our data and our training more widely available,” said Sunlight’s Managing Editor Kathy Kiely. “We believe that non-profits are a crucial part of the information ecosystem at a time when the economic models for traditional journalism are collapsing.”

Food and Environment Reporting Network Joins INN

FERN’s Managing Editor and Founding Director Paula Crossfield said her principal motivation to join INN is for the opportunity to collaborate with other nonprofit newsrooms. Founded in October 2009, FERN began operations in September 2010 and is based in New York City. Its recent investigations have exposed questionable government subsidies for crop insurance and the effect of plastic contamination of food.

Nonprofit Best Practices: INN Member Presentations at IRE 2012

At the IRE conference in Boston this month, several INN members shared their experience and expertise on a number of topics that are vital to nonprofit and independent news organizations. The topics range from best practices in shooting video to tracking a news organization's impact. We’ve compiled the presentations into a resource. Thanks to all the INN members who participated. Descriptions and links to video and the slides from each of the presentations is listed here.

MapLight, The Investigative Fund Join the Investigative News Network

MapLight and The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute have joined the Investigative News Network (INN), increasing the consortium’s reach into data analysis of politics and into social justice reporting. MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization – based in San Francisco - that reveals money's influence on politics through data analysis. It has already worked with INN members on several journalism projects. The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute "is dedicated to improving the scope and overall quality of investigative reporting in the independent press and beyond." Based in New York City, it supports important and often award-winning investigative stories with the potential for social impact, particularly on issues that may be overlooked by mainstream media.