VPM is a public media organization serving central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Based in the state capitol of Richmond, the VPM News team covers statewide politics, local government, education, legal issues and more for our NPR and PBS stations and digital channels to reach 2 million people in our coverage area. As an independent, non-profit service, we strive to create and serve a more informed public.


WFAE is the NPR station serving a 32-county listening area in the Charlotte region. Our mission is to produce journalism that informs, enriches and inspires. For 32 years, people across the Carolinas have relied on WFAE to offer comprehensive and in-depth reporting on the topics they need to understand, whether of local, national, or international importance. Acclaimed NPR programs and our local show, Charlotte Talks, continue to be cornerstones of our trusted on-air brand. Our increasingly diverse community consumes content through our broadcast signals, online at WFAE.org, through smart speakers, newsletters, podcasts and social media. Stories produced by our staff often air on NPR stations across the country as well as on BBC news.  

North Carolina Health News

NC Health News launched in January 2012 in response to the disappearance of people to explain this complicated topic. Our reporters each take on multiple roles. Topics include children’s health and Medicaid, oral health, mental health, rural healthcare, environmental health issues and legislative health issues. We’ve been a “virtual” newsroom, with reporters spread across the state. We have a weekly phone-in via Google Hangout and there’s almost constant communication via phone, text, email, Slack, etc. However, we’re renting a physical office in the Triangle to better accommodate meetings and provide a hub for operations.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the largest newsroom in the city and has a mission to report what’s going on in the community. Its reporters uncover the truth, protect the public’s right to know, hold community leaders accountable for serving the public, and document the region’s moments, milestones and people. This news organization is owned by Cox Enterprises, a private, family owned company.

The Washington Informer

The Washington Informer Newspaper Co. Inc. is a multimedia, award-winning organization founded in 1964 in order to highlight positive images of African Americans. Its motto is EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and INFORM. The paper serves metropolitan Washington D.C. through its weekly print edition and weekly email newsletter and via its website.


The Record-Journal is a local print and digital daily newspaper based in Meriden, Connecticut, covering local news, sports and community news in the Central Connecticut area. Dating back to the years immediately following the American Civil War, it is owned by the Record-Journal Publishing Company, a family-owned business entity that also owns Westerly, Rhode Island's The Westerly Sun. Our Mission: To be the primary catalyst that motivates people to contribute to the intellectual, civic and economic vitality of our communities.

Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times is the largest newspaper in Florida, with an award-winning history of investigative, narrative and enterprise journalism. We have 126 journalists covering three counties and the state of Florida. That includes 63 reporters and 25 editors. Ambition runs deep. In the past six months, our reporters uncovered an intelligence-based policing program in nearby Pasco County meant to stop crime before it happened. As the pandemic took hold, we built a Scrapbook to capture what was happening to people’s lives, organizing dozens of contributions from readers. And we're two years into an astonishing story about black cemeteries across the Tampa Bay area that time and development forgot. The ownership structure is unique in journalism. The visionary owner, Nelson Poynter, bequeathed the newspaper to a school for journalists here in St. Petersburg, now known as the Poynter Institute, to protect our independence.

CapRadio & Sacramento Observer

CapRadio is the NPR member station in California’s capital city. We serve audiences on our website, on radio programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, on our Insight with Vicki Gonzalez talk show, and also via podcasts and live events. This role will primarily focus on serving our digital audiences at CapRadio.org. But there will also be the opportunity to acquire experience and skills in radio and audio journalism so as to serve our listeners. The Sacramento Observer is the weekly Black newspaper of California’s capital city and has been serving this African American community since 1962. Generally regarded as one of the premier Black newspapers in the country, The Observer has been named the nation’s best Black newspaper six times. The reporting from this beat will serve our print and online audience at SacObserver.com as well as with partner Black news sites such as WordInBlack.com.

Yakima Herald-Republic

The Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily paper and news site, is the largest media outlet in the Yakima Valley, and dedicated to serving central Washington with breaking news and in-depth coverage. El Sol de Yakima, a Spanish-language website and weekly paper, is part of the Herald-Republic newsroom, and the two publications cross-publish stories. Yakima Magazine, a monthly, is also part of this news organization.

The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic is the largest news outlet in the Southwest, primarily covering metro Phoenix. It leads the USA Today Network's coverage of the western U.S. and is the flagship local newsroom of Gannett Co., Inc.'s 260-plus sites. The Arizona Republic protects public trust, inspires positive change and reflects the news and its diverse community. It has won three Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 2018 for explanatory reporting on the border wall.