American Public Media’s (APM) Public Insight Network is expanding again, announcing the addition of three of the nation’s premier investigative newsrooms; ProPublica, Center for Investigative Reporting and The Center for Public Integrity. They add to a base that began in 2003 with mostly public radio participants.
The combination of the country’s most powerful platform for journalistic audience engagement and the three partners will yield unprecedented efforts in watchdog reporting efforts, Public Insight said.
ProPublica will launch Public Insight on Saturday, October 30, followed by the Center for Investigative Reporting and The Center for Public Integrity later this year.
“The addition of these top-tier news organizations will expand opportunities for citizen sources all over the country to participate in newsgathering, to strengthen their own capacity to hold individuals and institutions accountable, and to affect change in their communities,” said Linda Fantin, APM’s director of network journalism and innovation.
The Public Insight Network is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and provides individuals a direct channel for sharing their knowledge, experience and insights with reporters around the country. This collaborative model in turn helps newsrooms improve journalistic context, depth and quality while forging deeper connections with the communities they cover.
The investigative news outlets join a growing number of leading news organizations building and engaging the Public Insight Network, from WNYC in New York and The Miami Herald, to Oregon Public Broadcasting and the St. Louis Beacon.