About The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity is an investigative news organization that gives voice to the public and sparks change by going behind closed doors to reveal abuses of power in Washington. 

Since our founding in 1989 by Charles Lewis, our data-driven independent reporting has rallied a community of people who believe in the democratic process and seek transparency, accountability and efficiency in our government.

Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

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The Center for Public Integrity is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that does not engage in advocacy. We value and are committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. Find out more about our organization, our work, our people, and our funders.

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