To provide independent, in-depth investigative news and analysis, with an emphasis on content relevant to the county’s substantial Latino community, the Santa Barbara Foundation will launch a new journalism initiative called Newsource.
To better serve the information needs of rural Oregon news organizations, The Oregon Community Foundation will create a cooperative news network where partners – including Oregon Public Broadcasting and local newspapers – will be able to share content.
To track affordable rental housing in the District of Columbia, the D.C. Preservation Network will create an online tool.
To encourage the more effective use of data in reporting, The Boston Foundation will train journalists and community members to access information and create compelling data visualizations that can be embedded in news stories and on blogs and websites.
To increase local news reporting in southeast Louisiana, the Greater New Orleans Foundation will help expand the city’s NPR affiliate, WWNO.
To produce an investigative report on gas- and oil-well drilling, The Raymond John Wean Foundation will help enable a new operating partnership between the NewsOutlet.org and a local National Public Radio affiliate.
To help a Philadelphia Public Schools news site better connect with its audiences, Resources for Human Development will enable The Notebook to produce more content in accessible and usable forms.
To provide more critical information to residents, the Wyoming Community Foundation will partner with WyoFile.com to build its capacity and readership.
To add an engagement editor to the successful Charlottesville Tomorrow hyper-local news site