John Dunbar

Deputy Executive Editor  The Center for Public Integrity

John is the creator of Consider the Source, the Center's ongoing investigation of the impact of money on state and federal politics. He returned to the Center in 2011 after spending two years as director of the "Connected" project at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University where he investigated the political influence of the telecommunications and media industries. Prior to the Workshop, he reported on media and technology issues and the financial meltdown for the Washington bureau of the Associated Press. He spent seven years at the Center where he created the Well Connected project, an investigation of the political ties of the media and broadband industries. Between jobs with AP and the workshop, he led the Who's Behind the Financial Meltdown investigation into the subprime lending industry for the Center. He led the follow-up to that project, "After the Meltdown," which won a George Polk Award. Prior to his work with the Center, Dunbar was chief investigative reporter with the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.

Super PACs super charge 2016 presidential election spending

By John Dunbar and Eleanor Bell

Commentary: The consequences of our secret elections

By John Dunbar

Auto-dealing congressman draws complaint

By John Dunbar

Congressman-auto dealer accused of conflict of interest

By John Dunbar

Schumer’s road to the top greased by donations to colleagues

By John Dunbar and Alexander Cohen

Urban League parrots telecom donors' net-neutrality stance

By Allan Holmes and John Dunbar

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

By John Dunbar and Erin Quinn

GOP governors group dwarfs Democrats in fundraising

By Ben Wieder and John Dunbar

State judges: We don't need no stinkin' disclosure

By John Dunbar, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Ex-SEC chief now helps companies navigate post-meltdown reforms

By Lauren Kyger, Alison Fitzgerald and John Dunbar

Judges often ignore trip disclosure rules

By Chris Young and John Dunbar

Bad day for super donors

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Video: Talking super PACs with PBS NewsHour

By John Dunbar

Donor profile: Republican Governors Association

By Alexandra Duszak and John Dunbar

Daily Disclosure: Chevron gives $2.5 million to conservative super PAC

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Ameritrade founder, auto union among top super PAC donors

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Stealth spending on the rise as 2012 election approaches

By John Dunbar

The ‘Citizens United’ decision and why it matters

By John Dunbar

D.C.-based governors' associations provide back door for corporate donors

By John Dunbar and Alexandra Duszak

Pro-GOP donor one-upped by boss's support of Democratic PAC

By John Dunbar

Transparency test: Grading the super PACs

By John Dunbar

North Carolina governor's race awash in out-of-state funds

By Paul Abowd and John Dunbar

Bailed-out banks, Freddie Mac, AIG gave $6 million to 2008 conventions

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Akin wins Missouri Senate primary, Dems get their wish

By Michael Beckel and John Dunbar

ALEC faces new challenge to tax-exempt status

By John Dunbar

U.S. Chamber, GOP block election ad transparency bill

By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar

Obama, Dems dominate GOP in April fundraising

By John Dunbar

Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race

By Michael Beckel and John Dunbar