If you are interested in sending The Columbus Dispatch investigative team working on the Side Effects series an anonymous tip or documentation, you can do so with the below methods. No system is 100% secure, but the below information is our attempt to create a more secure environment than that provided by everyday communication channels.

Peerio

This is a free, end-to-end encrypted messaging app, which allows you to communicate directly with The Dispatch. Peerio provides fully encrypted cloud storage for files. It’s only accessible to you and the recipient of your file or message–no exceptions, not even the app creators can access the information. This can be used through the Peerio app for your mobile device or used on desktop. 

Download Peerio here

Our Peerio user name: dispatchlockbox

Postal mail

You can drop a letter or package in the mail to reporters at The Dispatch. It is recommended that you use a mailbox rather than going into a post office if you wish to remain anonymous. 

Please send to:

Editorial: Side Effects Investigation team
The Columbus Dispatch
62 E. Broad St.
Columbus OH, 

Contact reporters

You can contact Dispatch reporters on this series here:

Lucas Sullivan
lsullivan@dispatch.com
(614) 461-5181

Marty Schladen
mschladen@dispatch.com
614-469-6218

Cathy Candisky
ccandisk@dispatch.com
614.469.6062