Muckraking sources

US-based innovative projects promoting critical, investigative journalism in the tradition of the muckrakers of old (descriptions from the organisations’ websites):

The Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit organization that reveals injustice and strengthens democracy through the tools of journalism. Investigative reporting — requiring long lead times and significant investment of resources — is in short supply. Under increasing pressure to deliver higher profits for publicly traded media companies, editors and producers cut back on time and people first. The predictable outcome: a shortage of original, in-depth and risk-taking reporting, and a citizenry deprived of the information required to maintain a vibrant democracy.

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that will produce investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work will focus exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We will do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

The Center for Public Integrity is dedicated to producing original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.

The Pulitzer Center promotes in-depth engagement with global affairs through its sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and an aggressive program of outreach and education.

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