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News & Observer starts technology, entrepreneurship reporting program

April 29, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

The (Raleigh) News & Observer plans to launch a new reporting fellowship program this summer to enhance news and feature coverage of the region’s technology, innovation and entrepreneurship sectors.

A story on its website states, “A grant from Innovate Raleigh and a coalition of local partners will provide funding for the N&O to hire a reporter for at least two years to write about those issues.

“The reporter will focus on coverage of people, companies, key issues and trends in Raleigh and across the Triangle. Topics will include technology startups and main street businesses, biotechnology, and education issues related to those areas.

“The News & Observer will maintain full control over all reporting, writing and hiring.

“‘We’re thrilled that Innovate Raleigh’s partners believe in the value of independent, local journalism and are willing to support storytelling about the growing community of innovators and entrepreneurs by funding this staff position,’ said Robyn Tomlin, executive editor of the N&O and regional editor for McClatchy’s newsrooms in North Carolina and South Carolina.”

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