December 20, 2021

For Immediate Release


Shilpa Hegde Ingram

- [email protected]

States Newsroom Announces Plans to Expand to Alaska, Arkansas and Nebraska

The Forthcoming Newsrooms are Hiring Reporters to Fill Gaps in Local and Statehouse News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, States Newsroom, the nation’s leading network of state-based nonprofit news outlets, announced plans to add three additional newsrooms to its growing enterprise, providing statewide reporting in Alaska, Arkansas and Nebraska. With a network of 25 state-based newsrooms as well as a D.C. bureau, States Newsroom currently provides state news coverage to half of the U.S. 

“By nearly every metric, local journalism is struggling, and more important stories are going unreported or underreported in state capitals across the country. We are using a new model of nonprofit journalism at the state level to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality, non-partisan reporting on the most pressing issues affecting them and their communities,” said Chris Fitzsimon, Director and Publisher of States Newsroom. “We’re seeking journalists who are just as passionate as we are about delivering first-rate state government and policy reporting.”

In the last four years, States Newsroom has helped fill the void left by legacy media outlets by establishing locally operated newsrooms in 25 states. Each newsroom is run by a veteran editor with experience covering the state and has editorial independence in its coverage. The organization has continued to grow and cover important stories during a tumultuous time when decisions made at the state level have had a profound impact on every American, in areas such as voting access, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice issues, and more.  

If interested in joining States Newsroom’s Alaska, Arkansas or Nebraska teams, please visit or send a cover letter, resume and at least three links or clips to [email protected].

States Newsroom is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is funded exclusively by the generous contributions of readers and philanthropists. States Newsroom is committed to supporting fact-based, non-partisan news to the public at no cost and ad-free.

Other States Newsroom affiliates and partners include:

Arizona Mirror –  
Colorado Newsline –  
Florida Phoenix –  
Georgia Recorder – 
Idaho Capital Sun – 
Iowa Capital Dispatch – 
Kansas Reflector  –   
Louisiana Illuminator – 
Maine Beacon –  
Maryland Matters –  
Michigan Advance – 
Minnesota Reformer –   
Missouri Independent –   
Daily Montanan –  
Nevada Current –  
New Hampshire Bulletin – 
New Jersey Monitor –
Source New Mexico – 
NC Policy Watch –  
Ohio Capital Journal – 
Oregon Capital Chronicle –
Pennsylvania Capital-Star –  
Tennessee Lookout –  
Virginia Mercury –  
Wisconsin Examiner –