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Our promise to Pennsylvania


Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces — especially governments, businesses and special interests — to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change.

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Unprecedented collaboration


Spotlight PA combines the strengths of The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune Review and WITF Public Media in a historic commitment to investigative and accountability reporting on state government and beyond. Our collaborative network allows us to share resources and maximize audience and reporting power. We provide our content free of charge to newsrooms across the state to help bolster local media and better inform the public.

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Journalism powered by you


Our reporters serve as independent watchdogs unafraid to dig deep, fight for the truth and take on the powerful to expose wrongdoing and spur reform. But we can’t do it without your help. The most important investigations start with a tip from readers like you. Together, we can hold the powerful to account.

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Commitment to transparency


Spotlight PA is a nonpartisan, grant-funded newsroom supported by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and more than a dozen other community foundations and individuals. We continue to grow our support while ensuring our newsroom and journalists retain total independence and editorial control, free to pursue the stories that matter most to Pennsylvanians.

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