GateHouse, Midwest Center create agribusiness reporting partnership
Newspaper parent company GateHouse Media LLC and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting are partnering through an agriculture data journalism fellowship funded by GateHouse.
The agricultural data reporter will be embedded in the newsroom of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and will focus on in-depth agribusiness investigative reporting.
This fellowship will provide resources needed for the Midwest Center to more aggressively report on agribusiness and its impact on rural communities.
The fellowship will also provide GateHouse with priority access to this reporting and to the Midwest Center’s archives and databases — enhancing the coverage of GateHouse newsrooms across the country.
The partnership follows GateHouse’s June announcement of the company’s investment in a national investigative and data-driven reporting team.
“This partnership further illustrates GateHouse’s commitment to enterprising journalism,” said Kirk Davis, GateHouse Media CEO, in a statement. “It’s critical coverage that will bolster existing teams in newsrooms across GateHouse, and provide valuable reporting that our colleagues throughout the industry can build from.”
GateHouse newsrooms such as the Peoria Journal Star and Austin American-Statesman have previously used content shared by the Midwest Center.