President Gerald Ford taking questions from reporters during a press conference at the White House, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Double down on journalism

inewsource is doubling down on its commitment to fearless, call-it-like-it-is investigative journalism. And one of our generous supporters is literally doubling down on us.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will match every donation to inewsource (up to $1,000) dollar-for-dollar — but only until Jan. 19, 2017!

If you’ve ever considered becoming an inewsource supporter, now’s the time. Join the commitment to fact-based accountability journalism right here in your backyard.

Please help us meet the $25,000 challenge!

President Gerald Ford taking questions from reporters during a press conference at the White House, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Journalists we admire

During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting journalists we admire. They are fearless muckrakers who spoke truth to power regardless of the risks or powerful interests they upset. These journalists represent the traits that inewsource emulates in its daily work: an unrelenting dedication to the truth, meticulous attention to detail and a dogged pursuit for the real story.

Ida M. Tarbell

The pioneering muckraker took on the Standard Oil Company and its legendary founder, John D. Rockefeller. Her work became the gold standard for meticulous investigative journalism.

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Investigative reporting is an endangered species in today’s media environment, yet holding government accountable has never been so important. inewsource steps into the void with its independent, unbiased, transparent mission to unearth and explain the important stories quietly affecting life and lives in San Diego County. It’s a vital public-service watchdog, and the more resources we can give to inewsource the greater the role it can play looking out for all of us.

Joseph Schuman inewsource Board Member, former writer/editor at The Wall Street Journal

Upton Sinclair

There are three core journalistic elements — immersion, storytelling and impact — that inewsource reporters try to bring to every project.

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“I proudly serve as a member of the inewsource board of directors. Why do I share my time, talent, and treasure with this organization? Why do I enthusiastically serve as an ambassador for this cutting-edge nonprofit? The reason for my commitment to inewsource is founded on my belief in the critical need we have in this country and the San Diego community — now more than ever — for data-driven investigative reporting.

More than any other time in my lifetime it is essential to pursue in-depth news stories that are fact based and researched. inewsource is the vehicle to fill that gap in our news reporting. The accomplishments of this organization, as recognized through numerous local and national awards, are achieved through a talented staff of investigative reporters who are committed to delivering factual, data-driven stories with impact. I take great pride in my support of inewsource and look forward to its continued growth and influence in our community.”

Bernie Kulchin inewsource Board Member, former HR Director at Cubic Corp.

Woodward & Bernstein

The unfolding of the Watergate scandal fueled a generation of investigative journalists 40 years ago. The Oscar-winning movie, “Spotlight,” about the Boston Globe’s investigation of priests and abuse in the Catholic Church, kickstarted another movement a year ago. This most recent election and its glaring media failures have prompted introspection but also a resolve to do better.

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Now, more than ever, every U.S. citizen is responsible for helping to ensure that our national tradition of open access to accurate information about our government’s operation is respected and maintained. It is key to making our democracy work. Supporting inewsource is the best way I know of to do my part in preserving this precious legacy!

Martha Dennis Principal at Gordian Knot, inewsource board member


We’ll let you know when big things happen.