LAS VEGAS - The recently formed Investigative News Network (INN), a collaboration of 32 non-profit news organizations producing public service journalism, today announced digital publishing executive Kevin L. J. Davis as its inaugural chief executive officer. He starts work June 21.
In addition, the Network said today that it has received a new two-year, $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation toward the development of business and revenue models to help sustain
Both announcements were made at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in
Before The Wrap News,
"I am both excited and humbled at the opportunity to harness the collective work of our member organizations to create a sustainable, independent news collaborative that will provide important public service journalism,”
He added, “I believe that the very technology that has facilitated the near collapse of the advertiser-driven publishing model provides new opportunities to syndicate and sustain non-profit news.”
INN was founded in July 2009 at a conference in
“Kevin brings exactly the right combination of publishing and online media expertise we were looking for,” said Brant Houston, INN’s Steering Committee Chairman and the Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting at the
The Knight Foundation supports not only the development of the field-building
The Investigative News Network’s members are: Capitol News Connection, Center for Investigative Reporting, Center for Public Integrity, Common Language Project, Fair Warning, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, InvestigateWest, Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, MinnPost, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, National Public Radio, New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Pacific News Service/New American Media, Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, Saint Louis Beacon, San Francisco Public Press, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Texas Observer, Texas Watchdog, The Austin Bulldog, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, The Lens, The New Haven Independent, Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Spot.Us, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Voice of San Diego, Watchdog Institute, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, WNET.org, Youth Today,
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.