West Virginia Watchdog



Think tank-funded West Virginia political news and investigations2009InvestigativePoliticsWest VirginiaCharlestonNon-profitDonationsGrantsOther Foundation11NoneWordPressThe Boone Examiner; Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity; Public Policy Center of West Virginia.Charleston - West VirginiaSteven A.AdamsWest Virginia Watchdog is a one-man shop focusing on investigative and statehouse news in the Mountain State. The site is part of a network of sites around the country that share the Watchdog name. The Watchdog’s sole editorial employee is Steven Allen Adams who is also a stringer for Reuters and contributes to a Charleston W.V. entertainment news website called Kanawha Valley Live. West Virginia Watchdog was originally launched in June 2009 as the West Virginia Examiner with funding from the Public Policy Center of West Virginia a politically conservative nonprofit before becoming the Watchdog in September 2009 after securing funding from the Franklin Center another nonprofit with conservative ties. Prior to launching the Watchdog in late 2009 Adams had three years experience as a weekly newspaper and radio journalist two of them as a reporter and editor for a now-defunct chain of weeklies in Marietta Ohio and Parkersburg W. Va. Most recently Adams worked for a year at the Tyler Star News in Sistersville W. Va. Adams says he devotes six to eight hours a day to West Virginia Watchdog focusing on statehouse news and investigations. Besides reporting the news Adams is also his own editor videographer and webmaster. http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/west-virginia-watchdog.phpwestvirginia.watchdog.org
TaglineThink tank-funded West Virginia political news and investigations
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageInvestigative
Type or CoveragePolitics
StateWest Virginia
CityCharleston
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active VolunteersNone
CMSWordPress
AffiliationsThe Boone Examiner; Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity; Public Policy Center of West Virginia.
Mappin LocationCharleston - West Virginia
Principal StaffSteven A.Adams
DescriptionWest Virginia Watchdog is a one-man shop focusing on investigative and statehouse news in the Mountain State. The site is part of a network of sites around the country that share the Watchdog name. The Watchdog’s sole editorial employee is Steven Allen Adams who is also a stringer for Reuters and contributes to a Charleston W.V. entertainment news website called Kanawha Valley Live. West Virginia Watchdog was originally launched in June 2009 as the West Virginia Examiner with funding from the Public Policy Center of West Virginia a politically conservative nonprofit before becoming the Watchdog in September 2009 after securing funding from the Franklin Center another nonprofit with conservative ties. Prior to launching the Watchdog in late 2009 Adams had three years experience as a weekly newspaper and radio journalist two of them as a reporter and editor for a now-defunct chain of weeklies in Marietta Ohio and Parkersburg W. Va. Most recently Adams worked for a year at the Tyler Star News in Sistersville W. Va. Adams says he devotes six to eight hours a day to West Virginia Watchdog focusing on statehouse news and investigations. Besides reporting the news Adams is also his own editor videographer and webmaster.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/west-virginia-watchdog.php
Homepagewestvirginia.watchdog.org