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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a nonprofit news organization based in Washington, D.C., that produces investigative journalism on public-interest issues.

The center was , who was its director . Its staff has between 25 to more than 50 throughout the 2000s and 2010s; most recently, it in 2011. It is funded by a , including the MacArthur, Park and Ford foundations, as well as the Carnegie Corp, and it also sells its work to various organizations. The center has won for its investigative reports, including a .

The center primarily publishes its own articles and books in print on its website, and it runs a on investigative projects. It also like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Financial Times to produce stories that run in those publications. The center has been , though they have increased in recent years.

The center in 2010, around which time it centered on producing its own daily investigative news and dramatically increasing its budget and advertising sales. It , iWatch, in early 2011, though its traffic and revenue were . It in August 2012.

The center also runs the , a group of 100 journalists in 50 countries that collaborates on international investigations. The consortium was . In 2013, it  from Australian entrepreneur and Global Mail founder Graeme Wood to improve the consortium.

In 2010, the center began through the social micropayment service , as well distributing its content through the AP’s non-profit investigative news wire, both to lackluster result. It has also published some works under a Creative Commons license to encourage other outlets to reprint them.

Its board of directors includes Craigslist founder , former New York Times reporter and NPR’s Matt Thompson.

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