ProPublica to expand local reporting network to focus on state governments

In an effort to help stanch the decline in aggressive statehouse coverage across the country, ProPublica announced last week that it is expanding its Local Reporting Network with a focus on accountability journalism on state governments or state politics.

Under a new two-year grant, ProPublica will pay the salary, plus an allowance for benefits, for reporters at seven partner news organizations who will spend one year tackling an investigative project in their states. Reporters will collaborate with a ProPublica senior editor, and ProPublica’s expertise with data, research and engagement will be made available for the work. [Full story: ProPublica]

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