Can Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), working with local newspapers, TV and radio stations, and bloggers, make a substantial state news report in the face of cutbacks elsewhere? In March 2013, OPB hired a former Associated Press reporter to undertake this ambitious vision.
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July 8, 2013For immediate release Contact: Jan Schafferjans@j-lab.org Washington, D.C. – Unfettered by competitive pressures and fortified by their trusted brand, public broadcasters in many states and cities are finding new ways to engage in more local news – especially more investigative and enterprise journalism – than ever before, according to a new J-Lab
Washington, D.C. – J-Lab’s Networked Journalism project will fund a new round of collaborations in the coming year between traditional newsrooms and community news sites in four cities around the country. The Networked Journalism project, supported with a grant to J-Lab from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will contribute $50,000 per city