Jan 28, 2011

California Watch launches state investigative news network

California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, today (Jan. 28) announced its new California Watch Media Network, which includes many of the state's major news organizations.

Participating outlets will receive stories and daily postings from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and collaborate with the center on news projects. The initial members are the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union Tribune, Orange County Register, Bakersfield Californian, and the Fresno Bee.

“This new network represents a step forward in terms of how we market and distribute our content,” said California Watch Editorial Director Mark Katches. The center hopes to add editorial partners. Membership fees depend on circulation and audience reach; for broadcast outlets, rates are based on market size.

The center also will continue its news relationship with pubcaster KQED Public Radio in San Francisco; the two have partnered since November 2009 on various projects.

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