Center for Public Integrity

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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." [1]


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



Accessed July 2013: [2]

Former Directors


Advisory Board


Contact details

910 17th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 466-1300


Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, Center for Public Integrity, accessed June 11, 2008.
  2. Center for Public Integrity Board, organizational web page, accessed July 18, 2013.

External links

  • Bob Burton, "Journalism's new standard bearers", Media, The Australian, July 19, 2001.