Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity is a U.S.-based non-profit investigative journalism group that was founded by Charles Lewis.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists "was launched in 1997 as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend globally the Center's style of watchdog journalism in the public interest by marshaling the talents of the world's leading investigative reporters to focus on issues that do not stop at water's edge." 
When the CPI was established in May 1990, advertising and government grants were ruled out. Aside from foundations, the CPI gained $US500,000 in its first five years from a smattering of corporations - Intel, W. R. Grace & Co, DuPont and Milliken & Co, and a public service employees union.
Corporate and union funding inevitably attracted criticism about potential conflicts of interest that echoed charges the CPI levelled at others. The CPI now excludes funding from corporations or unions and is laregly funded by philanthropic foundations.
Charles Lewis, a former producer at CBS and ABC television networks, founded CPI and served as its executive director until 2004.
Major Institutional Funders
- Annenberg Foundation
- Arca Foundation
- Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Nathan Cummings Foundation
- Educational Foundation of America
- Everett Philanthropic Fund at the New York Community Trust
- Ford Foundation
- Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
- Haas Charitable Trusts
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- JEHT Foundation
- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
- John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- John & Florence Newman Foundation
- Park Foundation, Inc.
- Popplestone Foundation
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- The Schumann Center for Media and Democracy
- The Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard University
- Wallace Global Fund
Accessed July 2013: 
- Bill Buzenberg, Molly Bingham , Charles Eisendrath, Dan A. Emmett, Bruce A. Finzen , Matthew W. Granade, Arianna Huffington, James A. Kiernan, Steve Kroft, Hendrik-Jan Laseur, ennifer Lee, Susan Loewenberg, Bevis Longstreth, Olivia Ma, Craig Newmark, Gilbert Omenn, Scott Siegler, Marianne Szegedy-Maszak , Matt Thompson
- Bill Buzenberg
- Hodding Carter III
- Bruce A. Finzen
- Bill Kovach
- Susan Loewenberg
- Bevis Longstreth (Ex Officio)
- Paula Madison
- John E. Newman, Jr.
- Geneva Overholser
- Charles Piller
- Allen Pusey
- Ben Sherwood
- Sree Sreenivasan
- Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
- James Macgregor Burns
- Joel Chaseman
- Alan J. Dworsky
- Edith Everett
- Gustavo Godoy
- Josie Goytisolo
- Herbert Hafif
- Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
- Kathleen Hall Jamieson
- Sonia R. Jarvis
- Charles Ogletree
- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
- Harold M. Williams
- William Julius Wilson
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 466-1300
- International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
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Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- International Consortium for Investigative Journalism
- Bill Allison, former staff
- Building an Investigative News Network Conference
- About, Center for Public Integrity, accessed June 11, 2008.
- Center for Public Integrity Board, organizational web page, accessed July 18, 2013.
- Bob Burton, "Journalism's new standard bearers", Media, The Australian, July 19, 2001.