Newsdesk.org is a commercial-free source for important but overlooked news, and a platform for independent journalists to fund, produce, publish and promote their public-interest work.

Founded in 2000, Newsdesk has published a wide variety of investigative and public-interest news coverage by a diverse community of reporters.

Newsdesk.org’s newsletter News You Might Have Missed was published weekly from February 2002 to August 2010. The project provided aggregation and analysis of overlooked news about diverse issues and communities around the world.

Newsdesk.org has been funded primarily by individuals donors. It was also briefly funded by grants from the Mead Foundation and the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

In 2010 Newsdesk.org received the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Following the end of our grant support from EEJF, Newsdesk.org lay fallow for two years, and is now embarking on an experimental effort to convert the site to a shared platform for independent news producers.

  • Site Manager: Josh Wilson
  • Site Designed & Hosted by the Investigative News Network’s Project Largo