A group of journalists representing investigative reporting organizations throughout the nation gathered this week to take the first steps toward forming a non-profit investigative news network.
Representatives from the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting, IRE, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, several newly formed regional investigative centers and other groups met at the Pocantico Conference Center in New York. The goals of the network, as stated in a declaration issued by the group, are to "aid and abet, in every conceivable way, individually and collectively, the work and public reach of its member news organizations, including, to the fullest extent possible, their administrative, editorial and financial wellbeing. And, more broadly, to foster the highest quality investigative journalism, and to hold those in power accountable, at the local, national and international levels." (Read the full declaration here)