Oklahoma Watch

TaglineAn investigative nonprofit for the Sooner State
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportEthics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: Tulsa World; the Oklahoman; Oklahoma Press Association; Griffin Communications; OETA the Oklahoma public television network; public radio stations KWGS in Tulsa and KGOU in Norman; and journalism programs at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.
Mappin LocationNorman - Oklahoma
Principal StaffTom Lindley
Principal StaffTammy Payne
Principal StaffJaclyn Cosgrove
DescriptionOklahoma Watch is a nonprofit investigative reporting website launched in December 2010 under editor Tom Lindley a veteran of the state’s two major daily papers the Oklahoman and the Tulsa World—credentials that Lindley says got him the job as the two papers share resources with Oklahoma Watch and the editors of both papers sit on its executive board. Lindley says Oklahoma Watch’s mission is to expose that which is broken in the public sphere and get the public talking about how to fix it—what Lindley calls the serious topics of the day that could bear more scrutiny. “I don’t call it advocacy but when you’re a reporter you look at things and say ‘Well how did this happen?’”
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/oklahoma-watch.php