From Carolina Public Press:
ASHEVILLE — The Carolina Public Press news service has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to expand its investigative and state government reporting, as well as increase efforts to develop a sustainable model of nonprofit public interest journalism in Western North Carolina.
Carolina Public Press, found at www.carolinapublicpress.org, is a nonprofit online news service providing Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others. It believes that public interest reporting is critical to an informed, engaged electorate and to ensuring government accountability. Carolina Public Press is currently the only news organization in the 18 westernmost counties of the state with reporters in Raleigh covering the N.C. General Assembly and its associated lawmakers and policy efforts.
The grant was one of 19 Ethics and Excellence in Journalism awarded to journalism organizations across the country. Based in Oklahoma City, Okla., the foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information.