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The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in in-depth education reporting.
The Report is a project of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at the Columbia University Teacher’s College. It was launched in October 2009 with $1 million in initial funding from the Lumina Foundation for Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and its website was created in May 2010. It distributes its work through its website, as well as syndication partnerships with other news organizations, such as Education Week and MinnPost. It has collaborated with as many as 14 other news organizations on a single story. The Report allows anyone to republish any of its content online for free with credit and a link.
OpenFile was a user-driven local news site based in Toronto, with affiliates in five other Canadian cities, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, and Vancouver, and Halifax. OpenFile was founded by Canadian journalist Wilf Dinnick in May 2010. The site relied on users to direct its news coverage, inviting them to start a “file” (the site’s founders chose the term to…