60% of $15,000 goal
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We’ve created The Louisiana Investigative Journalism Fund to support the expansion of our investigative team.
Under the leadership of Gordon Russell, managing editor for investigations, we plan to double the size of our current staff by adding an editor, a data expert and two additional reporters.
This expanded team will allow us to publish more projects, which involve fighting for and examining voluminous public records, analyzing data and carefully cultivating sources.
We expect these projects will continue to root out corrupt elected officials, influence changes to public policy and give voice to those in our state who have no voice.
We aim to raise $1.5 million to support these efforts for the next three years.
The 2022 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Local Media Association. The purpose of the program is to allow independent and family-owned news organizations to solicit tax-deductible donations from their communities for journalism projects that focus on critical local issues. Contributions to this program are tax-deductible to the full extent of U.S. law; please consult a tax advisor for details.