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…

Breaking down the border wall after John Kelly’s comments

Breaking down the border wall after John Kelly’s comments

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly presented a more moderate vision this week for a U.S.-Mexico border wall than the one President Donald Trump had pledged during his 2016 campaign. On Wednesday, Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that some of Trump’s campaign immigration policies were “uninformed.” The country won’t build a wall along the entire southern ... Read More »

By the numbers: San Diego County’s most diverse neighborhoods

By the numbers: San Diego County’s most diverse neighborhoods

When two residents in the southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Encanto meet, there’s a 71 percent chance they’re of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. In the coastal community of Cardiff, there’s only a 25 percent chance of that happening. That makes Encanto one of the most diverse neighborhoods in San Diego County, and Cardiff one of the least diverse. Those ... Read More »

Most popular inewsource stories of 2017 — and the impact they made

Most popular inewsource stories of 2017 — and the impact they made

There was a lot of talk this year about “fake news” and the role of the news media in keeping the public informed. At inewsource, our stories are built on a foundation of in-depth reporting, documents and data. Accountability journalism takes time, persistence, precision and patience to get it right. As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back at ... Read More »

Border apprehensions and detentions, explained

Border apprehensions and detentions, explained

Immigration figures released this week show the lowest number of people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in decades. Meanwhile, deportations of people living illegally in the United States are up significantly. So are President Donald Trump’s immigration policies working or is there more behind the numbers? Ev Meade, director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, said ... Read More »