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In 2010, the South Carolina Policy Council, an independent nonprofit research organization promoting free market policies and transparency, launched an investigative news website for the purpose of keeping an eye on state and local government. To look deeper than government press releases.  To uncover the real story and how it affects you.   SCPC hired veteran journalists to expose the truth about secret meetings, government waste and abuse, and the thousands of ways our State House elite use concentrated, unaccountable power.

When we launched The Nerve, South Carolina’s news outlets (with a very few honorable exceptions) produced almost nothing in the way of serious in-depth reporting on government. Since then, we’ve seen a revival of interest in investigative reporting on government at a number of important and respected news organizations. We at The Nerve like to think we had something to do with that.

In addition to original reporting, The Nerve provides vehicles through which citizens can tell their own stories. If you have a scoop you’d like to pass along – or if you want to relay your own experience with government-run-amok – email us at news@thenerve.org or call us at 803-254-4411.

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Robert Meyerowitz – Managing Editor, The Nerve

Robert began his journalism career reporting from Central America and the Mideast. He became a print reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, in Alaska, where he covered crime and politics on the Last Frontier and transitioned to editing at the Anchorage Press, where he learned how to motivate reporters. From there he moved to the Sunshine State, editing New Times Broward-Palm Beach and working with investigative reporters; served as a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; edited the Missoula Independent, in Montana; and was the News Editor of the Colorado Springs Independent, in Colorado, before he packed his border collie in his Subaru and came to Columbia to scrutinize the South Carolina statehouse.