Membership in the Investigative News Network connects you with the premier organizations in investigative journalism, and the journalists who are holding the powerful accountable and serving the public interest. INN membership is open to nonprofit news outlets that comply to membership guidelines.
Members enjoy a range of benefits, from free and discounted services and programs, to being an integral part of a local, regional, national and international network of professional organizations. Membership offers opportunities to collaborate on impactful investigative reports.
Here are some of the many reasons to join INN:
Content is distributed through the network in order to drive traffic and increase impact of members' work. INN creates member opportunities to republish and redistribute certain content from other members, and the network offers members the unique ability to localize content.
INN members benefit from access to digital tools to assist with distribution of content. This includes a WordPress content management system developed for independent news publishers, guidance on website hosting, and free training on software.
INN members have the ability to participate in potential revenue opportunities, including grant offerings and partnerships.
Back Office Functions
INN leverages the size of the network to negotiate and provide highly preferred rates for toolsets that can be used for journalistic and business purposes.
Marketing and Public Relations
INN actively works to promote members and get member content out to the widest possible audience, including experts both within and outside the network. Members receive access to INN's online membership directory, connecting to other members, journalists and thought leaders in the nonprofit news business. Members also receive updates on member projects, training and education, job openings and events through the member newsletter. INN supports in-person and online journalism events focused on skills development, technology and networking.
INN is an umbrella organization. Once a member has been accepted into the network, each individual organization has the ability to opt into programs and services as they see fit for the use of their own organization.
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