States Newsroom Launches Hub for Statehouse Coverage Of Reproductive Rights In A Post-Roe America
New website to compile all reproductive rights coverage from 35 states
WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, States Newsroom has launched a webpage to compile all of its reporters’ coverage across its own 27 state-based outlets and 8 nonprofit newsroom partners on what the Supreme Court’s ruling means for access to reproductive health care for the residents of their state.
“We believe that state government is the level of government that affects people the most but is covered the least,” said Chris Fitzsimon, Publisher of States Newsroom. “The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson makes that even more true. With state governments having unprecedented decision-making power over access to abortion, States Newsroom is keeping people informed on what the laws are across states in a post-Roe America. States Newsroom and our nonprofit partners have talented reporters across 35 states who are on the frontlines covering what this means for each state’s residents.”
Since Politico first leaked the Supreme Court’s opinion on May 3, States Newsroom’s own outlets have published hundreds of stories from 27 states, generating the most comprehensive coverage of reproductive rights in state houses across the country.
Stories from today include:
- Missouri Independent: Abortion is now illegal in Missouri in wake of U.S. Supreme Court ruling
- Louisiana Illuminator: Louisiana’s ‘trigger law’ to restrict abortion goes into effect with Supreme Court ruling
- Idaho Capital Sun: Idaho’s trigger law will abolish abortions 30 days after SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade
- Virginia Mercury: Youngkin vows to ‘protect life’ as Supreme Court overturns right to abortion
- Oregon Capital Chronicle: Supreme Court abortion decision: What happens in Oregon?
- Source NM: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, shredding federal abortion rights protections
- Pennsylvania Capital-Star: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. What does that mean in Pennsylvania?
- Nebraska Examiner: Nebraskans react to the Roe v. Wade ruling
- Florida Phoenix: In Florida, the future of abortion really lies in hands of the state Supreme Court
Every States Newsroom outlet is led by an editor with years of experience covering their state’s issues and has complete editorial independence over their coverage. Last year, States Newsroom announced in The Washington Post that it plans to expand its own network to roughly 40 states by 2024 with content sharing partnerships with other nonprofit outlets in the remaining states. States Newsroom has launched 5 outlets over the past year and recently announced an expansion into Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Arkansas in the coming months.
Earlier this year, Pew Research Center cited States Newsroom and other nonprofit newsrooms as key to filling the void in statehouse coverage left by staffing cuts at legacy media outlets. According to Pew, the overall percentage of reporters working for nonprofit newsrooms in the statehouse press corps has more than tripled since 2014 and now make up the largest portion of statehouse reporters in 10 states and the second largest in 17 states.
State 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.
States Newsroom’s network includes:
Alaska Beacon – https://alaskabeacon.com/
Arizona Mirror – https://www.azmirror.com/
Colorado Newsline – https://coloradonewsline.com/
Florida Phoenix – https://www.floridaphoenix.com/
Georgia Recorder – https://georgiarecorder.com/
Idaho Capital Sun – https://idahocapitalsun.com/
Iowa Capital Dispatch – https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/
Kansas Reflector – https://kansasreflector.com/
Louisiana Illuminator – https://lailluminator.com/
Maine Beacon – http://mainebeacon.com/
Maryland Matters – https://www.marylandmatters.org/
Michigan Advance – https://www.michiganadvance.com/
Minnesota Reformer – https://minnesotareformer.com/
Missouri Independent – https://missouriindependent.com/
Daily Montanan – https://dailymontanan.com/
Nebraska Examiner – https://nebraskaexaminer.com/
Nevada Current – https://www.nevadacurrent.com/
New Hampshire Bulletin – https://newhampshirebulletin.com/
New Jersey Monitor – https://newjerseymonitor.com/
Source New Mexico – https://sourcenm.com/
NC Policy Watch – http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/
Ohio Capital Journal – https://www.ohiocapitaljournal.com/
Oregon Capital Chronicle – https://oregoncapitalchronicle.com/
Pennsylvania Capital-Star – https://www.penncapital-star.com/
Tennessee Lookout – https://www.tennesseelookout.com/
Virginia Mercury – https://www.virginiamercury.com/
Wisconsin Examiner – https://wisconsinexaminer.com/
In addition to its network of 27 state-based outlets, States Newsroom has content sharing agreements with eight leading statehouse outlets: CommonWealth (Massachusetts), Connecticut Mirror, Honolulu Civil Beat (Hawaii), Mountain State Spotlight (West Virginia), Mississippi Today, Texas Tribune, VTDigger (Vermont), and WyoFile (Wyoming).