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Here’s how to share information with reputable news media.

Some of journalism’s greatest contributions to society are built on the documents and information leaked to news organizations from employees of governments and private organizations.

Federal workers and other people may wish to leak information to reputable news organizations as the federal government begins to close people’s access to their government and wipe away information from agencies’ websites.

Modern technology makes the process of transferring documents and information easier than ever. Many reputable news organizations fortunately offer these secure pathways for people wanting to leak information.

In an effort to encourage leakers to share their information with reputable news organizations, the Society of Professional Journalists will keep an updated list of newsrooms offering those services.

For news organizations interested in learning more about secure ways to receive information and documents, please read this report from the Columbia Journalism Review and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

If you know of other news organizations offering secure dropboxes for documents and information, please contact us and let us know.


Link [ap.org/tips]

The AP — known as the Associated Press — is one of the largest and most-respected news organizations in the world. The non-profit news agency provides stories and top-notch journalism to most reputable news organization in the U.S. The AP provides two ways to leak information to its newsrooms, including an online dropbox.

CBC News

Link [cbc.ca/securedrop]

CBC News is a national news organization in Canada with television, radio and online programming. The organization allows people to electronically and securely send files to its newsroom.

The Globe and Mail

Link [sec.theglobeandmail.com]

The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper widely read across the country. The newspaper offers a secure way to electronically share files with its newsroom.

The Guardian

Link [theguardian.com/securedrop]

The Guardian is a respected and innovative daily newspaper in the UK. The newspaper’s U.S. arm is famous for its role in publishing stories based on Edward Snowden’s leaked information and documents. The Guardian offers a secure method to electronically share documents and information with its newsroom.


Link [tips.huffpost.com]

HuffPost has reported on the inequities of the drug treatment system, deaths in police custody, and a massive bribery scandal involving some of the world's biggest corporations. To tell these stories, it must work with people who know what is really going on inside government and private institutions.

The Intercept

Link [theintercept.com]

The Intercept is a relatively new news organization led by well-known journalists including Glenn Greenwald, who led coverage of Edward Snoeden’s leaked data. The news organization offers a secure way to leak information to its journalists online.

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Link [icij.org]

The ICIJ is a global network of investigative journalists who collaborate on stories. The group is best known for coordinating the deep dive into the leaked documents that are known as the Panama Papers. Additionally, the group covered a range of topics in the past. ICIJ offers an electronic and secure way to send documents and information to its journalists.

The New York Times

Link [nytimes.com]

The New York Times is one of the most well-known and respected news organizations in the world. The newspaper employs an army of journalists known for digging deep into issues and topics. The news organization offers several ways to provide its newsroom with tips, information and documents.


Link [help.npr.org]

NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer. It is a network with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. At NPR, we welcome your news tips. Follow the link for a guide to getting in touch with our newsroom and how to share sensitive information.


Link [propublica.org]

ProPublica is a non-profit news organizations staffed with accomplished investigative journalists. ProPublica offers a number of encrypted ways to communicate with their journalists. Additionally, the news organization offers a few ways to securely and privately send their journalists documents and information.

Undark Magazine

Link [undark.org]

Undark focuses on covering science at the point where it intersects — and sometimes collides — with politics, economics, and culture. It offers a public PGP encryption key, and communicates over the encrypted mobile app Signal.


Link [news.vice.com]

Vice Media is an organization that spans nearly all media from print to broadcast. The organization most recently launched a nightly news show on HBO. Vice offers a secure and electronic way to share documents and information with its journalists.

The Washington Post

Link [washingtonpost.com]

The Washington Post set the bar for coverage of the 2016 presidential election. The newspaper is known for digging into government affairs and breaking some of the biggest stories in U.S. history including the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. The Washington Post offers a secure way for people to provide its newsroom with anonymous and private communications and documents.

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