Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder


Jeanne Pinder is founder and CEO of, a New York City journalism startup bringing transparency to the health care marketplace by providing people with information about the actual costs of health care products and procedures. ClearHealthCosts partners with news organizations like KQED public radio in San Francisco, KPCC public radio in Los Angeles, WHYY public radio in Philadelphia, WNYC public radio in New York and MedPage Today, the provider health news powerhouse, to collect and spread pricing information.

Pinder founded the company following her work with The New York Times, where she worked for almost 25 years as an editor on the foreign and metro desks, a business reporter, the deputy founding editor of the Circuits technology section. Before The Times, she worked at The Des Moines (Ia.) Register, The Associated Press and The Grinnell (Ia.) Herald-Register, her family’s twice-weekly independent paper, bought by her grandfather in 1949.

Research Project: Guide to Crowdsourcing

The ability of news consumers to participate in acts of journalism has moved far beyond eyewitness accounts captured in photos and video. This project examines how crowdsourcing has developed since the term was first coined a decade ago, develop a robust taxonomy of uses, showcase important examples in case studies, and explore emerging best practices.