About inewsource

Our Mission

inewsource is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom dedicated to improving lives in the San Diego region and beyond through impactful, data-based investigative and accountability journalism.

Our Vision

Betrayals of the public trust are revealed and rectified, wrongdoing is deterred, and inequities are illuminated thanks to inewsource’s deep, dogged, fact-based reporting.

Our Values


Above all else, we value the importance of a free and credible press. Truth is the cornerstone of democracy and the core value for inewsource.


We build trust with our readers by adhering to the highest standards and ethics, and to reporting with facts, precision and context.


Our newsroom prioritizes collaboration over competition. We regularly partner with media outlets on reporting projects and to share content.


Our reporting serves the San Diego region, and we strive to build relationships with our audience by getting out into the community to listen and engage.

More about us

Local news, especially investigative reporting, is essential to a functioning democracy. Our work brings to light inequity, injustice and government’s failure to protect the public. Our vigilance helps to prevent malfeasance and corruption. We strive to be a resource to the community by holding the powerful to account and watchdogging our institutions and elected officials. inewsource reporters are looking out for everyday people.

Whether we’re writing about local government, transportation, education, health, taxes or the environment, our versatile team of journalists works together to deliver original reporting with precision through web, radio and TV. inewsource has been awarded some of the most prestigious accolades not just in Southern California but across the country since its formation in 2009.

We value collaboration in a field that’s historically known to be competitive. We partner with media outlets, primarily with KPBS, to maximize the reach of our content and to collaborate on reporting projects.

With the news industry in decline, a dual focus for inewsource is training the next generation of journalists. We offer paid internships each semester to college students interested in pursuing a career in data journalism and/or investigative reporting. Interns receive experience working in a newsroom and work in tandem with our editors and reporters to pursue and produce stories.

Our greatest support comes from gifts from foundations and individuals like you. Check out our editorial policy and see a list of our major supporters.

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