The Center for Independent Media was established on May 1, 2006. A nonprofit organization dedicated to investigating and disseminating news that impacts public debate and advances the common good, CIM changed its name to The American Independent News Network in January 2010 to better reflect its mission.

AINN has set itself apart from other news organizations and blogs with its commitment to impact journalism — reporting that not only covers the news but also shapes it. This is the defining value of investigative journalism in the 21st century: the recognition that outcomes matter, that reporting the news well is no longer enough.

OUR NETWORK

The American Independent News Network includes reporters based in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT EDITORIAL TEAM

Reporters, The American Independent: Andy Birkey, Eli Clifton, Todd Heywood, Reilly Moore, Sofia Resnick.
Reporters, The Colorado Independent: Scot Kersgaard and John Tomasic.

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