- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/09 to 12/31/11
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- Washington, DC
To extend Knight Foundation's digital training of the NPR newsroom by creating 12 local news test sites linked to one another and to NPR. This grant is the test project of the creation of a new local reporting network
This project will expand NPR’s reach to local news. The goal is for 12 test sites to become models for the 880 NPR stations across the country. Eventually, we hope each site becomes a local content expert and the linking of all sites with one another and that NPR national creates a new reporting network that focuses specifically on news of local interest.
We expect that other NPR sites will join this network and that it becomes a new model for a national news network. It is hoped that NPR will become an authoritative source of local online news, convert a loyal radio following into a powerful, nationwide online network, and distribute public radio content widely across emerging media platforms.