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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate.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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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: October 31, 2013.
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The Arizona Guardian was a subscription-only news site that covered Arizona state politics. It stopped publishing in June 2012. The site was founded in January 2009 by former employees of the East Valley Tribune, and its initial funding was provided by local political consultant Bob Grossfeld, the site’s publisher. The Guardian had three editorial employees. The Guardian was available only…

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