CPB to fund a new Local Journalism Center in the Northwest

Our good friend Gavin Dahl passes along this news from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting:

Regional Collaborations to Counter Decline of Local Journalism

The CPB today announced funding for a major journalism initiative that will increase original local reporting capacity in seven regions around the country, and a planning project to develop an open information architecture to harness the collective power of the public media network...

In addition to [already-planned LJCs in the southwest, the plains, the upper midwest, upstate New York and central Florida], CPB will fund LJCs in the south and in the Northwest. CPB is currently accepting proposals from stations in these regions. These initial investments will expand local news capacity in these regions by an anticipated 50 new professional positions.

Read the full announcement here.

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