Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting is the state’s only independent, nonpartisan and collaborative nonprofit newsroom dedicated to statewide, data-driven investigative reporting. AZCIR's mission is to hold powerful people and institutions accountable by exposing injustice and systemic inequities through investigative journalism.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the product of the 1995 merger of the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel, newspapers that date to 1882 and 1837, respectively. After two transitions, we are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes 10 other newsrooms in Wisconsin and 109 newsrooms nationwide. While we regularly do stories with national interest and impact, our focus is fiercely local. We cover Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and the state like no one else does—or can. We are most proud of the day-to-day reporting that chronicles our community, informs our residents and holds officials accountable for what they do. We expose wrongdoing. We highlight programs that work. We engage the community. We help lead the search for solutions.

The Oregonian/OregonLive

The Oregonian is the oldest continuously operating business in the state, and among the most highly recognized news organizations in the U.S. It knows how to find important stories and how to engage readers, and since 2013, it has married its long tradition of high-impact print journalism with the dynamism of a digital-first approach to public service reporting, complete with data journalism, video storytelling and other immersive elements on OregonLive. This news organization has earned eight Pulitzer Prizes, including the Gold Medal for public service, the highest accolade in journalism.

Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Daily Star is Tucson's largest newsgathering organization, with a mission to inform and reflect our diverse Tucson community with deep, impactful journalism that sustains the Arizona Daily Star.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service provides professional reporting to the city's Black and Brown communities. We priorities people over profit and seek to celebrate the resilience of ordinary residents who do extraordinary things; educate the community by connecting them to resources they need; and illuminate on issues of importance through our reporting. We inform. We transform.

The People-Sentinel

The People-Sentinel is a for-profit news organization that has served Barnwell County since 1852. We are now expanding into two neighboring rural South Carolina counties, Allendale and Bamberg counties. Our mission is to provide factual, unbiased and accurate reporting to keep our communities informed while holding public officials accountable. In addition to our weekly print newspaper, our website, videos, social media and podcasts keep our community informed.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a statewide family owned news organization based in Little Rock, the state Capitol. We have a strong commitment to providing unbiased, in-depth articles to readers of both our digital replica editions and our website. We believe in using the Freedom of Information Act to get the information that tells readers how their government is run. Media in Arkansas will have much to do with a new governor taking office.

Minnesota Reformer

The Minnesota Reformer is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering state politics and policy. We focus on enterprise journalism — investigations, analysis, storytelling. We're ferreting out corruption and watching out for corporate influence in government decisionmaking. We're telling stories of people often left out of the usual media narratives. We're getting policymakers focused on the most important problems and how to fix them. The Reformer is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. It retains full editorial independence.

The Post and Courier

The Post and Courier is the oldest newspaper in the South, the largest in South Carolina, and one of the few independent, family-owned papers left in the United States. That ownership translates into a growing newspaper that is expanding statewide. The Post and Courier was the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a four-time Pulitzer finalist. This is a writer’s newsroom. We value storytelling as a framework for context-filled, investigative reporting.

Asheville Watchdog

Asheville Watchdog, an online news organization, is independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit, serving Asheville and nearby communities in western North Carolina. Its mission is to inform and engage through rigorously reported and clearly presented stories.