Our new corps members will work as part of The Charleston Gazette-Mail, known in West Virginia as “The State Newspaper,” has a nationally recognized history of investigative reporting. Our statewide coverage tells important stories and holds powerful institutions accountable. In 2017, one of our reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for his investigation of drug companies that fueled the nation’s opioid crisis. In 2018, another one of our reporters received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant for his longtime work covering coal mining and other polluting industries. We have been a part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network two years in a row, and were among the first news organizations to host an RFA corps member.
Our newsroom’s new “Enterprise Reporting Hub,” mentored by Pulitzer winner Eric Eyre and MacArthur Fellow Ken Ward Jr., producing short-term and long-term stories that West Virginians won’t find anywhere else.