April 5, 2024

For Immediate Release


Evan Kendall

- [email protected]

Fair. Fearless. Free: States Newsroom Now Provides Free, Non-Partisan Coverage Across All 50 States

States Newsroom is the largest news org of its kind; boasts newsroom or partner news outlet in every state following content-sharing agreement with Spotlight Delaware

WASHINGTON – States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization, today announced that it now has a presence in all 50 states; a milestone that solidifies its status as a fully national news network. Following a content-sharing agreement with Spotlight Delaware, States Newsroom now reports from every capital with more than 220 full-time staff across 39 state news outlets it fully funds, partner nonprofit outlets in 11 states, a Washington Bureau and its site — all of which is compiled on News from the States.

While state government news coverage has been declining nationwide in recent years, States Newsroom has grown and thrived, shining a light on policy and politics in state capitals around the country. In an era of rampant disinformation and news deserts, States Newsroom is providing non-partisan coverage of the issues that most affect people’s daily lives. And the organization provides that news for free to the public and other publishers without pop-ups, paywalls or ads. Without its coverage, many smaller papers would not be able to afford to offer their readers news from their own state capital.

“I could not be prouder that States Newsroom will be an informative and vital source of news for all 50 states,” said Chris Fitzsimon, Director and Publisher of States Newsroom. “Our network is filling the gap in coverage of state government news with veteran journalists who know their state’s issues the best. At a time when people’s fundamental rights are under attack, misinformation is rampant and accurate news is hard to find and access, we are lifting up the voices of people who are unheard or ignored through nonpartisan coverage that is free to all.”

The announcement comes following States Newsroom’s newest content-sharing partnership with Spotlight Delaware, which joins CalMatters, The Texas Tribune and eight other independent nonprofit outlets whose reporting is featured on News from the States alongside States Newsroom’s content. States Newsroom launched its comprehensive statehouse news site in 2021.

As part of its continued growth, States Newsroom also announced last year that it was selected by The Pew Charitable Trusts to be the new home of Stateline — merging the two state policy-focused organizations to expand their incisive reporting on state government. States Newsroom also boasts numerous groundbreaking partnerships with The New York Times, ProPublica, Report for America and more. Just last month, a story by States Newsroom reporter Shalina Chatlani was co-published with The New York Times as part of her yearlong fellowship with the Times as a Local Investigations Fellow. Coverage has garnered hundreds of awards from leading regional and national news organizations like the Indigenous Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Environmental Journalists and many state press associations.

 Leading studies cite States Newsroom as key to filling the void in coverage left by staffing cuts at legacy media outlets. According to one study, the overall percentage of reporters working for nonprofit newsrooms in the statehouse press corps has more than tripled since 2014 and now makes up the largest portion of statehouse reporters in 10 states and the second largest in 17 states.

About Us

States Newsroom is the nation’s largest nonprofit news organization. We shine a light on policy and politics in state capitals around the nation and we provide that coverage for free, no pop-ups, paywalls or ads. In an era of rampant disinformation and news deserts, we provide nonpartisan coverage of the state issues that most affect people’s daily lives.

We run — or partner with — news outlets in all 50 state capitals.

We fully fund newsrooms in 39 states, each with its own website. They are:

Alabama Reflector –

Alaska Beacon –

Arkansas Advocate –

Arizona Mirror –

Colorado Newsline –

Florida Phoenix –

Georgia Recorder –

Idaho Capital Sun –

Indiana Capital Chronicle –

Iowa Capital Dispatch –

Kansas Reflector –

Kentucky Lantern –

Louisiana Illuminator –

Maine Morning Star –

Maryland Matters –

Michigan Advance –

Minnesota Reformer –

Missouri Independent –

Daily Montanan –

Nebraska Examiner –

Nevada Current –

New Hampshire Bulletin –

New Jersey Monitor –

Source New Mexico –

NC Newsline –

North Dakota Monitor –

Ohio Capital Journal –

Oklahoma Voice –

Oregon Capital Chronicle –

Pennsylvania Capital-Star –

Rhode Island Current –

South Carolina Daily Gazette –

South Dakota Searchlight –

Stateline –

Tennessee Lookout –

Utah News Dispatch –

Virginia Mercury –

Washington State Standard –

West Virginia Watch –

Wisconsin Examiner –

States Newsroom also has content-sharing agreements with 11 leading nonprofit newsrooms: CalMatters (California), Connecticut Mirror, Spotlight Delaware, Honolulu Civil Beat, Capitol News Illinois, CommonWealth Beacon (Massachusetts), Mississippi Today, New York Focus, The Texas Tribune, VTDigger (Vermont), and WyoFile (Wyoming).