California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, has created a distribution network for its stories, giving its reporters a larger audience than the project’s website and its relationship with KQED. It also gives CalWatch a new source of revenue besides grants and memberships.

The network will include the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union Tribune, Orange County Register, Bakersfield Californian, and the Fresno Bee.

“It’s our hope that many more news organizations, both large and small, will join us in the coming months,” said California Watch Editorial Director Mark Katches. They’re looking for both newspapers and broadcasters to sign up.

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  1. Nothing against CalWatch, but you've got to wonder how these newspaper editors who signed up convinced their bosses to give them the money for this. What they probably said was, "If we take this new service, we can eliminate a couple of reporting positions. Plus, we don't have to worry any more about being scooped by other big papers in the state because we'll be sharing the same stories."

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