• Media website awarded grant
     | February 08,2013

    MONTPELIER ó A Montpelier-based media outlet says a $75,000 grant will help create two positions as well as databases with an aim to increase political accountability.

    The Vermont Journalism Trust, a nonprofit that runs VTDigger.org, was awarded a matching grant to help create databases and help fund full-time positions for a publisher and a database staffer, said the trustís executive director, Anne Galloway, on Wednesday.

    The organization now employs five full-time staff and two part-timers.

    The award was one of 25 for journalism organizations across the country. The Oklahoma City-based Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation distributed the grants, which totaled $2.8 million.

    The trust is working to raise the matching amount, Galloway said.

    The news outlet has not had a publisher previously. Galloway, who founded VTDigger.org, has split her time between editing and publishing duties.

    One of the databases will be a new campaign finance database that can be a resource for reporters.

    MORE IN Central Vermont

    MONTPELIER — The Bethany Bowl community lunch volunteers and attendees know the value... Full Story

    “A lot of people are disheartened and are using biodiesel to fulfill their original... Full Story

    More Articles
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS