WBUR and ProPublica have launched an investigative initiative which will look into work for both nonprofit organizations throughout New England. The outlets are also hiring for an investigative reporter for the new venture, reports the Journal.
The hiring will be done jointly by WBUR and ProPublica.
The new reporter will be joining the WBUR Investigations team and will also be working closely with the editorial team at ProPublica.
Both news organizations are receiving funding from former Akamai CEO Paul Sagan and his wife Ann, and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation.
“We are so grateful to Jim and Cathy Stone and to Paul and Ann Sagan for their very generous gifts,” said WBUR CEO Margaret Low. “The Stones and Sagans understood that WBUR and ProPublica would be a powerful pairing and their gift will allow us to double down on our commitment to investigative journalism.”
The news was announced Monday night at WBUR’s annual fundraising event which was held virtually this year due to the pandemic.