The Growing Impact of Local Non-Profit Investigative Journalism in 2017

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Investigative non-profit journalism is flourishing this year, likely because it is top of mind for so many people. Media credibility is in the spotlight, and those of us who dig deep into uncomfortable places and ask for our reader’s trust by being unbiased and fact-driven feel it shining especially brightly. New York-based ProPublica, one of the country’s most high-profile non-profit newsrooms, opened a regional bureau in Chicago with a team of 12 reporters, editors and technologists. In Vermont, the non-profit VTDigger has become the country’s largest investigative reporting non-profit focused on local or state news. And at inewsource in San Diego, we’re projected to reach $1.1 million in revenue this fiscal year — our most successful year yet. inewsource’s small but versatile team of reporters covers a variety of topics but focuses on four: education, health, the environment and local
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