The nonprofit Center for Public Integrity will use a grant of nearly $3 million to take a closer look at the special-interest groups spending money in state elections. The grant will sustain the project for three years, and CPI hopes to secure additional funding to sustain the reporting beyond that time frame. The center will launch a website devoted to the project in September. John Dunbar, deputy executive editor of CPI, will oversee the initiative.
ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to WIlliam Buzenberg, executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, asking CPI to share credit for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting awarded to CPI’s Chris Hamby this week.