ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, was founded late last year and just minutes ago has finally gone live.
Led by Paul Steiger, the former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and funded by the Sandler Foundation, which has committed $10 million a year to the project, the objective of the non-profit journalism group is to fill in the gap of many struggling papers which no longer are investing in long-term investigative projects that will uncover any wrongdoing in government, business and organizations.
Once the investigations are completed, ProPublica will pitch each project to a newspaper or magazine for free.
ProPublica is headquartered in Manhattan. Their Website indicates they are looking to continue hiring. Just last week, they hired 7 investigative reporters from the L.A. Times, The Dallas Morning News and ABC News.