- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 12/07/09 to 11/30/12
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
To provide nonpartisan, public interest journalism through the nonprofit newsroom, WyoFile.com
To increase the availability of information on complex state issues, this grant will support WyoFile.com, which examines Wyoming public policy and politics. Historically, Wyoming’s economy and culture have been rooted in natural resource industries including agriculture, timber, mining and oil and gas development. Like many energy colonies with small populations and vast landscapes, industrial proponents have heavily influenced Wyoming policies. WyoFile.com will increase its staff and reporting budget to further engage Wyoming’s residents, lawmakers, educators and business people through an independent, alternative source of content and analysis.