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Center for Investigative Reporting

Date Awarded
Grant Period
04/01/12 to 03/31/14
Focus Areas
Journalism, Media Innovation

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Grantee Contact

  • Emeryville, CA

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To establish an investigative news channel on YouTube

The Center will manage the channel by coordinating the aggregation and production of content. YouTube will provide access to the platform and back-end support, will promote the channel and will train the Center and its partners in digital video production. Knight grantee The Investigative News Network will recruit new partners to the project; develop the system for distributing revenue earned from advertising; and coordinate agreements regarding rights and legal liability.

The grant will result in a YouTube channel devoted to investigative reporting.

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Project Team

Robert J. Rosenthal

Executive Director

An award-winning journalist, Rosenthal has worked for some of the most respected newspapers in the country, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and, most recently, the San Francisco Chronicle. Rosenthal worked for 22 years at the Inquirer, starting as a reporter and eventually becoming its executive editor in 1998. He became managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle in late 2002, and joined the Center for Investigative Reporting as executive director in 2008.

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