CPI Gets Knight Grant For Investigative Journalism

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) has been
given a $1.7 million grant from the Knight Foundation to fund its investigative
journalism efforts.

The Knight Foundation has been helping fund
advances in digital journalism. This grant is part of a $15 million outlay for
investigative reporting.

The center says the money will enable it to hire a
chief digital officer. In fact, it already has, John Solomon, whose resume
includes investigative journalism at The
Washington Post
and Associated Press.

In addition, it says it will be able to test new for-profit revenue
streams and fundraising models, give Web surfers more input on stories and
launch the Ujima Project, an open source computer reporting tool.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.