What is the Illinois News Network (INN) and what is it trying to accomplish?
Illinois News Network is a reporting service that shines a light on public policies that affect the residents of Illinois.
Illinois News Network strives to be the go-to source for individuals and newsrooms looking to expand their knowledge of issues relating to economic policy and government activities in Illinois.
Who works for the Illinois News Network?
The Illinois News Network employs professional journalists with an interest in covering Illinois’ economic policy.
INN’s current news staff includes award-winning journalists with extensive background in investigative reporting and newsroom management.
How is the Illinois News Network funded?
The Illinois News Network is funded by grants and private donations.
What is the relationship between the Illinois News Network and Illinois Policy Institute?
The Illinois News Network was started by the Illinois Policy Institute in July 2012. INN operates independently of the Illinois Policy Institute in terms of editorial decisions, coverage goals and day-to-day operations.
How can the Illinois News Network help my newsroom?
The Illinois News Network provides quality content at no cost to any and all news organizations. INN frequently partners with news organizations to lend reporting support, story localization on state issues or investigative resources for enterprise pieces.
As a nonprofit news organization, does Illinois News Network follow traditional tenets of journalism?
Yes! All journalists with the Illinois News Network adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics, especially the following:
- Seek truth and report it
- Minimize harm
- Act independently
- Be accountable
What is INN’s political affiliation?
The Illinois News Network is nonpartisan.
How can I share my ideas with the Illinois News Network team?
The Illinois News Network staff is eager to collaborate with local media to provide coverage of government transparency, education choice, labor, pensions, jobs and growth, budget, taxes and healthcare. News staff can reach Editorial Manager Lesley Nickus at (312) 346-5700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to share tips and investigative project ideas.
How can I help advance the Illinois News Network?
As a nonprofit organization, donations help INN continue to offer its services to Illinois newsrooms free of charge. All donations are tax-deductible and confidential. Donations to the Illinois Policy Institute can be made at ilnews.org/donate.