News & Observer and the Herald Sun will soon expand their coverage of science and research in the Triangle by adding a special scientific reporter to the staff.
The position will be funded by grants from The Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Duke Health.
With the support of journalism funding partners and other organizations, N&O and McClatchy Papers across Carolina are increasingly working with charities and community supporters to help increase accountability on key public interest issues.
A grant from 1Earth Fund supports coverage in climate change and environmental documents, and a grant from Innovate Raleigh pays for N&O costs to cover the local technology scene.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private non-profit fund based in the Research Triangle Park. It supports biomedical research, STEM education and the career development of scientists.
In all of these partnerships, The N&O evaluates and hires journalists and maintains control over all editorial content.
“We are grateful to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Duke Health for recognizing that reliable and independent news and information on critical issues can help solve intractable problems,” said Bill Church, executive editor of The News & Observer and Herald-Sun. “We are pleased to be able to expand our reporting in this area.”
Those who want to learn more about the philanthropy-funded N&O journalism program can go to www.newsobserver.com/philanthropy/ or contact Adam Waxman, Regional Director for Journalism Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
N&O, Herald-Sun receive a grant to help expand the reach of science in the triangle
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