Independent Publisher

Eye on Ohio

Grove City, Ohio, United StatesFounded in 2012Trust Project news partner since

The Ohio Center for Journalism, “Eye On Ohio,” is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news source aiming to provide meaningful, in-depth coverage and to investigate the state and its government. 

Its mission is to promote the public good by pursuing in-depth, underreported, high-impact journalism that exposes injustice and explores its consequences. Its reporting strives to investigate the truth, hold those in power accountable and seek solutions.

  • Lucia WalinchusExecutive Director
Eye on Ohio

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Eye On Ohio's mission is to promote the public good by pursuing in-depth, underreported and high-impact journalism that exposes injustice and explores its consequences. The publication's reporting investigates the truth, holds those in power accountable and seeks solutions.


Eye On Ohio commits to using the best practices of other nonprofit journalism organizations around the country, seeks the advice of experts in this field, collaborates when possible with other media partners and produces stories to serve the public good. Eye on Ohio adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.

Ownership & Funding

Eye on Ohio was incorporated in Ohio in August 2012 to advance the practice of non-profit investigative journalism. It received its status as an independent 501c3 organization in April 2014 and started regularly publishing in January 2018.

It lists all major donors on its sponsors page, and cites potential conflicts of interest on the same page as the relevant work. not allow any funder to make editorial decisions on their behalf.

Diverse Voices

Eye on Ohio is committed to covering all Ohioans, not just a limited demographic segment. Over the past five years, the organization has incorporated 70 different writers, from all walks of life: 54 percent of those journalists identified as female, while 20 percent were people of color. The organization often asks what information the community needs and what stories are going untold.

The publication strives to better cover Ohio's immigrant communities, historic African-American institutions, and its LGBTQIA+ scene.


Eye on Ohio makes every effort to edit and fact-check all stories before publication. However, it invites any reader feedback if something is wrong, such as this example. Readers should use this form to notify the organization that a correction should be made. Or they may call 646-397-7761.

Unnamed Sources

The publication never uses unnamed sources. As a small organization, it values its credibility and has decided any possible big story from an anonymous source is outweighed by the potential loss of trust from its audience.

The Trust Project

The Trust Project is an international consortium of news organizations building standards of transparency and working with technology platforms to affirm and amplify journalism’s commitment to transparency, accuracy, inclusion and fairness so that the public can make informed news choices. It was founded and is led by award-winning journalist Sally Lehrman.

Our Funders

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, was our original funder, through the Trustworthy Journalism Initiative of Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Google followed with their financial support. Our funders also have included Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Facebook. Funders. Trust Project policies and the Trust Indicators are shaped and enforced independently from our funding sources.

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