Description:

An independent and innovative multimedia news service that brings politics "home" to citizens with localized and custom-crafted, issue-based reporting from Congress for public radio stations, newspapers and local TV stations. Has ceased operations.

Begun:

2003-2011

Website:http://www.capitolnewsconnection.org; www.askyourlawmaker.org
Office Location:110 Maryland Ave., N.E., Suite 201 Washington, DC
Structure:

CNC is owned and operated by Pundit Productions Inc., a nonprofit company incorporated in Delaware in 2002.

Founder:

Melinda Wittstock

Executive Director:

Melinda Wittstock (CEO and Bureau Chief)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

6

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

5

Annual operating budget:

$1.1 million (2011)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes (via Guidestar)

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

Yes

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

National Press Foundation Dirksen Award Honorable Mention, Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in Natonal Affairs/Public Policy, Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism, both for radio stories by CNC Reporter Chad Pergram, Milwaukee Press Club "First Place" Award for a collaborative series on immigration and the dairy industry with Wisconsin Watch, two Society of Professioal Journalists awards, Livington Award nomination fo CNC Reporter Manuel Quinones.

Contact:

news@cncnews.org



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