Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ProPublica picks 14 news outlets and reporters for support of investigative work on state governments and other topics

The non-profit investigative news outlet ProPublica has named 14 newsrooms and local reporters for the second year of its Local Reporting Network that supports investigative journalism at local and regional news organizations. Seven projects will focus on state government, while the rest will cover a broad range of subjects. None of the news outlets is rural, but several of them serve large rural audiences, such as the largest newspapers in Alaska and West Virginia and non-profit news organizations in Mississippi and Illinois.

"This expansion is an effort to help stanch the decline in statehouse and state government coverage nationwide, as fewer outlets have the resources to hold accountable those in powerful state offices, from executive and legislative branches to secretaries of state to attorneys general," ProPublica said in a news release. It said the newsrooms selected for 2019 were chosen from more than 215 applicants in all but seven states.

The selectees for investigative reporting general subjects are:
Anchorage Daily News  — Kyle Hopkins
Illinois Newsroom (University of Illinois) — Rachel Otwell
Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting — Jerry Mitchell
MLK50: Justice Through Journalism (Memphis) — Wendi C. Thomas (The Times-Picayune, New Orleans) — Joan Meiners
The Public’s Radio (Providence, Rhode Island) — Lynn Arditi
Reckon by (The Birmingham News) — Connor Sheets

The state-government investigative projects will come from:
Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia) — Ken Ward Jr.
Connecticut Mirror (Hartford) — Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) — David Bernstein
Louisville Courier Journal — Alfred Miller
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) — Joseph Cranney
The Sacramento Bee — Jason Pohl
WNYC (New York City) — Nancy Solomon

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