Investigative Newsource

TaglineInvestigative journalism for San Diego and beyond
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageInvestigative
CitySan Diego
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Revenue SourcesTraining
Institutional SupportEthics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsSan Diego State University School of Journalism and Media Studies.
Mappin LocationSan Diego - California
Principal StaffLorie Hearn
DescriptionInvestigative editor Lorie Hearn does it all. She runs the business raises the funds edits the stories does the books and dusts the office. She even brings the bagels and cream cheese. Hearn a former editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune now leads Investigate Newsource formerly known as The Watchdog Institute a three-person nonprofit investigative outlet run out of San Diego State University. The site has covered everything from the Staff Congressional Cigar Association a smoking club packed with influential lobbyists and politicians to the backlog of DNA samples at the San Diego Police Department. And while her experience at a major metropolitan taught her to manage people and projects it didn’t prepare her to lead a startup news organization.
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