The following excerpt was sent out:
ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, an initiative to boost investigative journalism in local newsrooms, has announced that Source New Mexico, an affiliate of States Newsroom, and its reporter Patrick Lohmann were selected as one of five new newsrooms and journalists to join their investigative network.
“We’re very proud to have Patrick and the Source New Mexico newsroom be a part of this excellent investigative reporting effort,” said Chris Fitzsimon, director and publisher of States Newsroom. “With smaller newsrooms and tighter budgets at the local level, it has become tougher for journalists to have the time and resources to conduct the long form accountability coverage on critical issues. We believe that no matter who you are or where you live, you need access to this kind of high-quality news, and initiatives such as this are making it possible to keep investigative journalism alive in the current environment.”
ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network will fund Lohmann’s salary and benefits while he works on his investigative journalism project. The project will begin on Jan. 3, 2023.