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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate.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.

The is a nonprofit investigative journalism project based at Boston University, the first such organization that covers local and regional issues.

The Center was and is funded by the university as well as a . The Center was  as of 2012 by four full-time employees, along with the involvement of BU professors and students. As of 2012, it was from non-foundation sources, of its total funding.

The Center publishes reports in multiple outlets, with Boston-area media partners including the Boston Globe, New England Cable News, WBUR public radio, and the Christian Science Monitor. The Center also does some .

The Center’s February 2010 report on sexual assaults on college campuses for not including statistics from BU.

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