I don't know for sure, I think all the Orthodox ecclesial jurisdictions in North America need far more openness in their administrative work of the church. This is an evolutionary development since the 1970's as the hierarchy has marginalized the role of the laity in church administrative matters, at least the common laity, not so with the big donors who remain in the inner circles of power and are comfortable keeping everthing close to the vest. The church is far too Byzantine in its non-Liturgial operations. Don't ever forget, the financial malfeasance, right smack dab in the Central Administration of the Orthodox Church in America, existed for at least 19 years, from what we now know. I would go so far as to say, without OCANews and the deligent determination of its editor, the OCA's malfeasance may have never been exposed and terminated. The GOAA had Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) providing the news of administrative activities that were secretively conducted in the 1990's (+/-), but OCL has elevated its mission, and there is no regular source of information that the church does not wish to be known. The GOAA had "Voithia" too, but its sponsor, GOAL (Greek Orthodox American Leaders), agreed to shut down with the forced resignation of Archbishop Spyridon (9/99). For GOAA independent reporting, we have a Greek-American newspaper, "The National Herald," but the biases and yellow style (Old World) journalistic inclinations of its primary church reporter/commentator, minimize its benefits. OCANews has been helpful in exposing AOCANA secrets too; and to some extent information about the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese. And lately, if OCANews hadn't exposed the data in the e-mails (so to speak), the truth would likely have remained in question (aside from whether you agree with the method of the publication of the information), and the OCA could have drifted back to its mode of operation that enabled the financial malfeasance. Overall, I think OCANews serves a vital need as a source of information. Even when contentious matters are revealed by the churches, it could be that they know something will get out due to OCANews' existence.