Welcome to inewsource

At inewsource, we value each subscriber and thank you for your interest in our work. A few words about who we are and how we’re different from most other media organizations…

First, we’re a nonpartisan, data-driven news organization. That can be a mouthful, we know. Here’s what it means:

1. [non-pahr-tuh-zuhn] We don’t advocate for any political party, platform or person. We’re not telling you what to think about any issue — whether it’s local government, education, health, or the environment. Instead, we’re here simply to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions.

2. [dey-tuh drivuhn] We pride ourselves on our data work. We’re the only journalism organization in San Diego with the capacity to take huge amounts of data — whether it’s from local, state, national or private sources — and crunch the numbers to find underlying trends, spot weaknesses or identify solutions. We create interactive maps for you to explore your neighborhood, city or county, and spend countless hours building searchable databases. It’s pretty great.

Second, we know we’re not perfect and we’re always trying to do better. We value your feedback, whether it’s through an email, a phone call or a comment on our Facebook page. Our reporters are good people and they love it when readers reach out to them to compliment, critique or expand on their stories. If you see something, say something.

Last, the overwhelming majority of our annual budget comes from foundations and major philanthropists. They like to see our membership base grow in both numbers and hopefully donations. So if you like what you read, please consider donating in any amount — even if it’s five bucks. It means a lot.

We could go on, but that’s enough for now. If you want to learn more about us — our reporters, our publishing partners or our awards, take some time on our “about” page. And make sure to follow our organization and our reporters on Twitter and Facebook. We don’t post 100 stories a day so we won’t flood your social media.

Again, welcome. It’s really nice to see you here.

Sincerely,

The entire inewsource team

P.S. Here are a few recent government stories to get you started…

How to use inewsource’s San Diego County campaign finance database

How to use inewsource’s San Diego County campaign finance database

We’ve launched our San Diego County campaign finance database, which we hope will make it easier for the public to understand who is funding political campaigns. Using records from the county registrar of voters’ website, this inewsource database allows users to search contributions, expenditures, loans and debts for political campaigns that have to file financial reports with the county. That ... Read More »

Once used to integrate schools, magnets may be creating divisions in Vista

Once used to integrate schools, magnets may be creating divisions in Vista

In the Vista Unified School District, a civil rights era tool often used to improve diversity in schools appears to be creating new divisions along racial and ethnic lines. An analysis by KPBS and inewsource of state and federal data suggests the area’s white, more affluent families are disproportionately benefitting from a district push to have parents choose where they ... Read More »