Business: Floyd development authority meets Wednesday. ProPublica investigative newsroom opening Atlanta office to cover region.

Business: Floyd development authority meets Wednesday. ProPublica investigative newsroom opening Atlanta office to cover region.

MEETINGS

  • The Development Authority of Floyd County will holds its quarterly meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Rome-Floyd Development Authority Office at 800 Turner McCall Blvd.
  • The Rome Floyd Development Authority meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 a.m. in the boardroom at 800 Broad St., Suite 102.

MEDIA

ProPublica announces it is dramatically scaling up its commitment to local investigative journalism with the launch of a southern reporting hub.  It is a “Pulitzer-winning, non-profit newsroom focused on investigative journalism in the public interest.”

The new investment into local journalism will allow for:

  • A seven-person reporting unit, based in Atlanta, to cover the South, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
  • Additional supporting positions for these efforts in such key areas as engagement, audience, research, video, data reporting and fundraising, on both ProPublica’s news and business sides.

“The Midwest, South and Southwest are areas of the country with growing, diverse and underrepresented populations, and these regions appear frequently in ProPublica reporting on a range of issues, from health care to education to criminal justice and beyond,” said Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica editor in chief. “The regional hubs will tackle these issues, publishing stories in a manner tailored to the areas, matching local talent and knowledge with national expertise and guidance.”

The expansion is made possible by two significant grants from philanthropic entities, one a donor-advised fund held at the Pew Charitable Trusts. ProPublica expects to add nearly 30 new positions across the United States, including editors and reporters, news applications developers, researchers and other staff. Expanded release.

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