The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR), which operates The Eye, enjoys ongoing affiliations with Boston University and WGBH.

NECIR also relies on partner organizations to maximize the impact of our reporting. In addition to publication in The Eye, our work is regularly published in some of the largest and most powerful outlets in the country, as well as in some of the most relevant regional outlets in New England. If you’re interested in partnering with The Eye and NECIR, email

Institutional Partners

Boston University – Integral to our mission of training a new generation of investigative reporters, Boston University provides vital support and services related to our journalism training programs and to the day-to-day operations of our newsroom. Our summer investigative reporting program for high school students is based at Boston University, NECIR reporters and editors teach courses at Boston University’s College of Communication, and The Eye recruits student interns from BU’s undergraduate and graduate school. In addition, Boston University College of Communication Dean Thomas Fiedler is a member of NECIR’s Advisory Board.

WGBH – Partnered with us in our quest to hold the powerful accountable, WGBH provides vital support to the editorial side of NECIR. Our reporters and editors are based out of the WGBH News newsroom in Brighton, and our work regularly appears on its website and airwaves. NECIR and WGBH News collaborate on radio content related to our investigations, as well as on events and other initiatives to enhance the quality and reach of our reporting.

Publishing Partners

  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Boston Globe
  • NBC News
  • New England Cable News
  • WGBH
  • WBUR
  • The Huffington Post
  • Al Jazeera America
  • Web MD
  • Public Radio International
  • High Country News
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Environmental Health News
  • Grist
  • The Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • The MetroWest Daily News
  • The Brockton Enterprise
  • The Taunton Daily Gazette
  • The Milford Daily News
  • The Quincy Patriot Ledger
  • The Springfield Republican
  • The Cape Cod Times
  • The Attleboro Sun Chronicle
  • The Berkshire Eagle
  • The Lawrence Eagle Tribune
  • The New Bedford Standard Times
  • Wicked Local
  • El Planeta (Spanish)
  • Sampan (Mandarin)