Description:

The Initiative for Investigative Reporting at Northeastern University and the Watchdog New England website are committed to helping community news organizations and reporters around the region unearth important stories and hold public agencies and public officials accountable. The initiative is a part of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University and has reporting partnerships with community news organizations. The site provides access to databases and journalist resources.

Begun:

July 2010

Website:http://nuweb9.neu.edu/watchdognewengland/
Office Location:School of Journalism, 102 Lake Hall, Northeastern University Boston, MA
Structure:

501 (c)(3) organization — project of Northeastern University

Founder:

Walter Robinson

Executive Director:

Walter Robinson (director); Jesse Nankin

(editor); Stephen Kurkjian (Senior Investigative Fellow)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

2

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

3

Annual operating budget:

$169,200

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

No

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Abides by Northeastern University policies

Diversity statement:

Abides by Northeastern University policies

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

Students in Robinson's seminar have produced 19 page-one investigative stories for the Boston Globe

Contact:

watchdognewengland@gmail.com

617-373-4198



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