That’s why we’re launching our 30 for 30 campaign, where every dollar you give will be matched up to $30,000, thanks in part to NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign that drives donations to nonprofit newsrooms (like us!)
We celebrated our 30th year this year — with every one of those years a dog year, packing enough tumult, change and challenges to last several lifetimes.
When we started, the World Wide Web was just a glimmer, and the digital revolution had not yet begun to shred the media industry.
When we started, a free press was still a cornerstone of our democracy, not a punching bag for the powerful. When we started, few had any notion of a nonprofit newsroom.
So we blazed a trail, with journalism that changed laws, exposed bullies and sellouts, transformed lives.
We’ve won Pulitzers, Polks, Loebs and Murrows and filed more FOIA lawsuits than the Washington Post or Los Angeles Times.
We mean to keep going. There’s much to be done, and fewer of us doing it these days.
That’s why we’re launching our 30 for 30 campaign, where every dollar you give from now until Dec 31 will be matched up to $30,000.
This is a great way for you to double your impact as we double down on our mission to produce journalism that serves the public.
We’ve proven that our small newsroom can punch way above its weight. With your support, we’ll punch harder.
Thanks for reading and supporting us through the years,
Susan Smith Richardson
Here are the 4 ‘D’s transforming our society:
In times like these, Public Integrity’s mission is more important than ever. From our perch in D.C., we are investigating how policies and laws emanating from Washington affect communities far from the nation’s capital. Here’s what we’re doing to address those 4 Ds:
GO DEEPER: We’ve launched a team to investigate inequality, poverty and opportunity. With income inequality the highest it’s ever been in half a century, this is one of the defining stories of our time. If millions of Americans don’t see a way up the ladder of opportunity, why would they believe in the system?+ see how
America’s growing inequality is one of the defining stories of our lifetime. And this is journalism worth supporting. Help us go 30 for 30.
COLLABORATE: Large pockets of America are without reliable news sources. We can’t solve this alone. But we can — and have been — working to increase the capacity of local newsrooms to tell their own stories by providing them with data tools, documents, editing and network support to do deep-dive journalism.+ learn more
Will you support us supporting great reporting across America? Help us go 30 for 30.
REACH: All the best reporting in the world won’t do much if we don’t work hard to tell our stories in compelling ways and reach out to new audiences. We want to invest in doing podcasts. We want to hold more town halls, live events and engage more actively with our readers. We’ve heard complaints that traditional journalism is out of touch, too top down, too disengaged from real people’s concerns. We want to make sure the opposite is true: that our work reflects the best in journalism, which is talking with people, not at them.
Want more of these sorts of initiatives? Help us go 30 for 30.