Description:

Newsdesk.org is a commercial-free, non-politicized news source covering important but overlooked issues from around the world — and your own backyard. Our weekly roundup of important but overlookded news from around the world has been published Wednesdays since February 2002, and draws from news outlets worldwide.

Begun:

2002

Website:http://newsdesk.org
Office Location:P.O. Box 420442 San Francisco, CA
Structure:

501 (c)(3) organization--a project of Independent Arts and Media

Founder:

Josh Wilson (co-founder)

Executive Director:

Christine McClintock (executive editor); Josh Wilson (publisher); 10-member board of advisers listed on the site

Approximate number of full-time staff:

1

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

1

Annual operating budget:

$10,000 from individual donors

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

No salaries paid

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

No

 

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

Society of Professional Journalists' Award for Excellence in Online Journalism; 2009 Ashoka Changemakers finalist in The Power of Us:Re-Imagine Media competition

Contact:

editor@newsdesk.org

415-321-4902



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