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Center for Public Integrity Names Top Editor and Deputy Executive Editor

Gordon 9434_webExecutive Director of the Center for Public Integrity William E. Buzenberg announced today that Gordon Witkin has been named the org’s top editor and John Dunbar its deputy executive editor.

Witkin most recently served as CPI’s acting editor and before that was with U.S. News & World Report. Dunbar was with American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop and a reporter for the Associated Press based in DC.

Read more on the announcement here.

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Politico’s Levinthal Joins Center for Public Integrity

In an extremely effusive note, the non-partisan Center for Public Integrity announces today that “esteemed political journalist” Dave Levinthal is leaving Politico to join their operation. At CPI, he will be a senior member of the team investigating the impact of money in elections.

Levinthal started young. His first job in newspapers: Delivering the Buffalo News door-to-door at age 10.

At Politico since just July of 2011, Levinthal writes the pub’s Influence column and reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues. He will join the Center’s “Consider the Source” project, which was created to investigate the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on the 2012 election.

“Dave Levinthal is a talented journalist and one of the nation’s leading reporters in the areas of money and politics,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “We are delighted to have him join the Center for Public Integrity’s growing cadre of investigative reporters digging into political corruption.”

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Center for Public Integrity Snags PBS Managing Editor

Christine Montgomery is going to work for the Center for Public Integrity as chief digital officer. Montgomery comes from PBS.org, where she is managing editor in charge of developing niche sites to engage new audiences.

Snoozer spoiler alert…“I’m delighted that Christine is joining the Center,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “We have launched an ambitious new digital offering with iWatch News and I look forward to making good use of her skills and leadership.”

Previously…Montgomery was director of Web publishing for the St. Petersburg Times; a deputy managing editor for USATODAY.com and a feature writer for TWT.

Congratulations to Montgomery. She begins in early October.

iWatch News Launches Today

Today marks the launch of the Center for Public Integrity’s new project: a free investigative news website updated daily.

iWatch News will feature stories on money and politics, health care, national security, government accountability and, of course, waste, fraud and abuse. The site already features an in-depth series on sexual assault on college campuses and the lack of law enforcement and consequences for sex offenders. We’re told to expect “deep-dig stories” on Medicare fraud and transparency in state governments in the near future. They plan to publish around 15 major reports every year.

The site will also feature daily original reporting and fact checking. CPI Director of Communications Randy Barrett told FishbowlDC: “Too often bogus ‘facts’ become accepted ‘truth’ simply by being repeated often enough. We want to shoot that down.”

“Quality investigative reporting is increasingly rare,” CPI’s executive director William E. Buzenberg said in a statement. Barrett echoed that: “You used to see this kind of [investigative] coverage often in…newspapers. Not anymore. We want to fill that vacuum.”

CPI is a non-partisan nonprofit, and accepts donations from individuals and foundations. They hope to also raise money later this spring with a digital edition available to annual subscribers.

Center for Public Integrity Names Sandy Johnson Managing Editor

Veteran Washington journalist Sandy Johnson has been named managing editor for politics and government at the Center for Public Integrity.

Johnson spent most of her 30-year-career at the AP, where she oversaw the wire’s service coverage of the federal government, elections and politics as its Washington bureau chief from 1998 to 2008. She ‘ll join an editorial team that includes senior news managers Gordon Witkin (national coverage), David Kaplan (international coverage), Julie Vorman (financial regulation and corporate accountability) and Keith Epstein (environment and government regulation.)

“Sandy knows how Washington works, and where the backroom deals are made,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg.