ProPublica‘s Local Reporting Network (LRN), which focuses on supporting local and regional newsrooms to produce journalism that affects their communities, is hosting “Office Hours” so journalists can get advice on shaping a local investigative project.
Sign up through this form and upload a one-page description of the project or ideas you have in mind. You’ll be paired with a ProPublica editor or staffer who will meet with you for 30 minutes to discuss an investigative story idea. The LRN is particularly encouraging people of color, LGBTQ people and those in other traditionally underrepresented communities to sign up.
You can discuss approaches to reporting, brainstorm ways to get around roadblocks, talk about conceiving stories so that they’ll make an impact, or review anything else on your mind. You should have a project or idea in mind that can be discussed. While ProPublica hopes that you’ll consider applying for the LRN program, the ultimate goal is to help talented local journalists do great accountability journalism.
Reach out to ProPublica’s deputy editor for local, Sarah Blustain, at email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Applications are now open for the third round of grants from Colorado Media Project’s Advancing Equity in Local News fund. The goal of this initiative