The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization located in Augusta, Maine. It was founded in 2009 by veteran journalists John Christie and Naomi Schallit to help offset some of the deeper journalism that was quickly evaporating as Maine newspapers slashed staffs. The news organization produces investigative and enterprise journalism on politics, healthcare, the environment and education, and publishes Pine Tree Watch.
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit news organization founded in December 2018 by investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell that seeks to empower citizens in their communities by informing and educating the public. It provides free investigative reporting to news organizations in the state hit hard by layoffs.
Adam has worked for six years at The Wilmington StarNews in North Carolina covering local government, public safety, criminal justice and the environment. Since late 2016, his reporting has focused on water contamination in eastern North Carolina, while he has also covered Hurricanes Florence and Matthew and their aftermaths. He’s won awards for investigative and enterprise reporting from the North Carolina Press Association, the D.C. Press Association and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. Adam is a graduate of Ohio University, where he was managing editor of the school paper.
Watchdog reporting on Hurricane Florence recovery in Raleigh, North Carolina
The News & Observer is dedicated to covering the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which destroyed lives, homes and businesses around North Carolina. Adam is assigned to the newsroom’s ongoing efforts to cover cleanup, rebuilding and revitalizing communities following Hurricane Florence — a process that will take years. His primary focus is investigating and reporting on how last year’s disaster disproportionately affects low-income residents and people of color in North Carolina. He works closely with our data journalist and three other reporters who are covering the flood’s aftermath. Adam reports directly to one of the newsroom’s most experienced and highly regarded editors, with assistance from the managing editor.
Christopher Jones was a reporter for 100 Days in Appalachia where, as a digital and forensic reporter, he focuses on white supremacists and their disinformation campaigns. A United States Marine Corps veteran, who served four years in the infantry and as a machine gun squad leader in Afghanistan, Jones was also an EMT in Pittsburgh. As a freelance photojournalist, he’s covered the war in Afghanistan as well as political and breaking news coverage in the U.S. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Village Voice. In 2019 he worked as a monthly contributor for Pacific Standard magazine.
The Chicago Sun-Times is the legendary news voice of Chicago’s working class. The news organization was recently acquired by a diverse consortium of philanthropists, business leaders and Chicago area labor organizations.
The Desert Sun is a small but mighty newsroom covering the Coachella Valley in Southern California. The Desert Sun is known for its groundbreaking environmental coverage, extensive arts reporting and watchdog journalism. The paper has won numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow award for a short film, “Freed But Forgotten: A Proposition 47 Investigation.” As a member of the USA Today network, its reporting regularly also appears in USA Today and 100+ other Gannett Co. papers. In addition to local news coverage, The Desert Sun produces a magazine, DESERT; a music festival called Tachevah; and a community storytelling series.
The Sacramento Bee is the only daily newspaper covering California’s capital city. At 161 years old, the news organization is McClatchy’s flagship. The newspaper’s coverage area extends along the I-80 corridor from Lake Tahoe to the East and up to but not necessarily including the Bay Area. The newspaper covers northern California regularly as well as Stockton. In Sacramento, readers expect The Sacramento Bee to hold elected officials at the statehouse to account, and they rely on the newspaper for deep environmental coverage in addition to local government and growth.
Yellowstone Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, is the largest public radio network in the continental United States. Covering Billings, Bozeman, Helena and the rural areas of Montana and Northern Wyoming, YPR is the definitive news source for many of rural listeners, distributing news content over its website and mobile app.
Established in 1846 – the same year the Republic of Texas joined the Union – the Victoria Advocate has a rich tradition of local ownership and stewardship of its community. It was named the Newspaper of the Year in 2014 by the Local Media Association.