Via EJC – US: Pooling resources, two newsrooms merge

Media News – Tuesday, October 19, 2010


US: Pooling resources, two newsrooms merge

The nonprofit investigative journalism world continues to expand with the announcement on Tuesday that the Center for Public Integrity will absorb the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism arm of The Huffington Post. The move would bring the total headcount at the center to more than 50 employees, making it one of the largest nonprofit investigative newsrooms in the US. As part of the deal, The Huffington Post will transfer USD 2m in grants and financing from the investigative fund to support the new venture. The Huffington Post has also agreed to post three articles a day and a handful of headlines on its Web site in a new section dedicated to promoting investigative journalism. The investigative fund brand will be discontinued. (New York Times)