Center for Public Integrity launches iWatch News

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iWatch News focuses on money and politics; government waste, fraud and abuse; the environment; financial reform; health care; international investigations, national security; and state government accountability. “Quality investigative reporting is increasingly rare,” says Center for Public Integrity executive director William E. Buzenberg. “We’ve created a destination news site for readers who want unbiased, fact-based investigative journalism in the public interest.”

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Center for Public Integrity Launches iWatch News

Washington, D.C., — May 3, 2011 – The Center for Public Integrity announces the launch of iWatch News. The free, daily news website dedicated to investigative and accountability reporting can be found at www.iwatchnews.org.

iWatch News delivers original and exclusive stories as well as the best in investigative journalism from around the country – and the world. The free site focuses on money and politics; government waste, fraud and abuse; the environment; financial reform; health care; international investigations, national security; and state government accountability.

“Quality investigative reporting is increasingly rare,” said Center Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “We’ve created a destination news site for readers who want unbiased, fact-based investigative journalism in the public interest.”

iWatch News provides both in-depth project investigations, such as the Center’s award-winning series on campus assault as well as daily accountability coverage, like our reporting on the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition to news, the site also provides an editorial forum for discussion of solutions to problems uncovered by the Center.

The new online publication carries underwriting sponsorships. Later this spring, a new digital newspaper edition will be available for every size and style of computer, tablet and smart phone as a benefit for a $50-minimum annual membership to the Center for Public Integrity. The Center will launch the new digital daily using “Treesaver” technology that formats our stories to any size screen without requiring an application download.

“Our goal is to support sustainable investigative journalism with a strong and growing earned-revenue stream,” said Buzenberg. “The nonprofit, non-partisan Center for Public Integrity continues to gratefully accept contributions from individuals and foundations.”

The Center will also continue to work closely with leading media partners in broadcasting, online and in print to distribute our stories to a wide and growing audience.

“We’re off to a great start,” said Executive Editor John Solomon. “Our steadily rowing Web traffic is proof that there is a hearty appetite for investigative reporting in America today.”

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