Watchdog New England

TaglineA catalyst for investigative reporting in Boston and beyond
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageInvestigative
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Institutional SupportEthics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsUniversity Support: Northeastern University; Content: Cambridge Day Dorchester Reporter; Other: Investigative News Network.
Mappin LocationBoston - Massachusetts
Principal StaffWalter V.Robinson
Principal StaffStephen Kurkjian
Principal StaffJesse Nankin
DescriptionWatchdog New England the website of the nonprofit Initiative for Investigative Reporting at Northeastern University aims to revive and strengthen investigative reporting throughout New England’s six states—not as a news outlet in its own right but as an ally to the region’s more than eighty daily newspapers and countless weeklies. For now the site primarily exists as a compendium of links to databases informational documents and other online resources that inspire and fuel in-depth hard-hitting reporting. Eventually the site hopes to produce investigative stories in-house and syndicate them to news organizations throughout New England. Though the initiative is still in its budding stages New England journalists will be happy to know that two of the veteran reporters behind the website are no strangers to in-depth investigations—nor the Pulitzer Prize.
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