The Journal is published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Kansas Leadership Center. The Journal operates independently from other Kansas Leadership Center projects and personnel in making editorial decisions. Ed O’Malley, president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, is publisher of The Journal. Editorial decisions are the purview of the staff, directed by the executive editor, Chris Green.
The Journal and its parent organization, the Kansas Leadership Center, are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.
Accepting financial support does not mean The Journal endorses donors or their products, services or opinions.
A copy of the most recent Form 990 for KLC can be found here.
Current Major Donors
Current supporters that have contributed or granted at least $5,000 to The Journal and/or the Kansas Leadership Center are the following:
- Kansas Health Foundation
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
- Solutions Journalism Network, via the Wichita Journalism Collaborative
- The Wichita Community Foundation, on behalf of the Wichita Journalism Collaborative
Statement of Editorial Independence
The Journal subscribes to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News.
The Journal retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.
We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our editorial judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.
The Journal may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but we maintain editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
Our organization will make public all donors or grantors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.