Inner City Press

TaglineA one-man show reporting on the United Nations
Year Founded2006
Type or CoverageForeign Affairs
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesLicensed Content by LexisNexis
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active Volunteers1-10
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffMatthew Lee
DescriptionEvery weekday at noon a spokesperson for the United Nations briefs the media in the auditorium at the Dag Hammarskjold library just adjacent to the world body’s towering Secretariat building in New York. And every weekday Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press is there asking about topics that no other member of the press corps will touch. His website is starkly organized with a look that brings to mind early Geocities pages and the Drudge Report. But for followers of U.N.-related affairs it’s turned into an important source of information. Not only is ICP just about the only place to find news on for instance the U.N.’s stalled attempts at investigating war crimes in Sri Lanka or the world body’s handling of the Thailand-Cambodia border dispute but there are also few (if any) other outlets that publish stories with headlines like “At UN Kosovo Debate Dominated by Organs & EULEX Limits IMF Critique.”
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