The Indiana Local News Initiative announced the hiring of its first editor-in-chief, Oseye Boyd. Boyd’s most recent role was engagement editor for IndyStar, and she was the editor-in-chief for the Indianapolis Recorder. Boyd was hired after an extensive search led by a committee of local and industry experts, including a panel of local residents.
Sahan Journal received a record $1.5 million grant to support the growing St. Paul-based nonprofit news organization. GHR Foundation of Minneapolis announced the three-year grant, the largest that Sahan Journal has received since the nonprofit started four years ago. It also landed a $1.2 million grant last year from American Journalism Project.
The Marshall Project has appointed Phil Trexler the new editor-in-chief for The Marshall Project - Cleveland. In his new role, Trexler will oversee the Cleveland newsroom’s investigative reporting on Cuyahoga County’s criminal justice system and guide reporters in investigative, data and community engagement journalism.
Mississippi Today reporter Anna Wolfe won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for her remarkable investigation “The Backchannel,” which uncovered the depth of the sprawling $77 million welfare scandal, the largest embezzlement of federal funds in the state’s history.
Public News Service has launched Indiana News Now, a state-level newscast that will be offered at no cost to Indiana radio stations and online media as part of an effort to expand the availability of high quality local news in the state.
Series Co-Manager Nicole Charley introduces a series of stories about traditional Indigenous knowledge and practices that honor and strengthen the relationship to the plants and animals that sustain all of us.
The YouTube video series is hosted by DC Paul and Roxie E. Wilson, and will air every Friday with recaps of Verite's latest headlines.
City stopped erecting barriers to create pedestrian mall but still issued hundreds of parking tickets
Last week, following a story by Verite, NOPD announced it would begin placing temporary barricades along the Royal Street pedestrian mall while the city worked on a longer-term bollard system similar to what’s in place along the Bourbon Street pedestrian mall.
We are living in an exciting era of journalistic experimentation and innovation. A news organization that is producing superb reporting while establishing itself nationally as an exemplar of digital journalism is one of our own: Montana Free Press, founded six years ago by former newspaper reporter John Adams.
Black residents are disproportionately stopped and ticketed for traffic offenses. When they can’t pay fines, it can lead to jail. Activists want change.