The News & Observer and Herald Sun will soon be expanding their coverage of science and research in the Triangle by adding a dedicated science reporter to the team.
The position will be funded by grants from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Duke Health.
With support from Journalism Funding Partners and other organizations, N&O and McClatchy newspapers across the Carolinas are increasingly partnering with philanthropic foundations and community supporters to help add reporting capacity on issues of concern. key public interest.
A grant from the 1Earth Fund supports coverage of stories on climate change and the environment, and a grant from Innovate Raleigh pays for the cost of N&O’s coverage of the local tech scene.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private, not-for-profit foundation based in Research Triangle Park. It supports biomedical research, STEM education and the career development of scientists.
In all of these partnerships, The N&O assesses and hires journalists and retains control of all editorial content.
“We are grateful to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Duke Health for recognizing that credible, independent information and information about critical issues can help solve intractable problems,” said Bill Church, editor of The News & Observer and Herald-Sun. “We are delighted to be able to expand our reporting in this area.”
Those interested in learning more about N&O’s philanthropy-funded journalism program can visit www.newsobserver.com/philanthropy/ or contact Adam Waxman, Regional Director of Journalism Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org