Local Media Foundation announced the first stipends for investigative reporting recipients from the Fund for Local Journalism. The winners include a diverse mix of local news organizations, all focused on empowering critical change in their communities.

In this round, stipends go to projects focused on one of three topics: education, social injustice, or the unhoused.

10 investigative reporting stipends of $5,000 each, will be awarded.

One of them is going to two New Hampshire based organizations, Granite State News Collaborative and New Hampshire Public Broadcasting for a joint investigative journalism project that looks at policing and systemic racism.

This data-driven project will dive deep into the numbers to better understand if New Hampshire’s policing is fair to minority populations by evaluating ten years of history from all NH cities and towns on issues related to police funding, the number of officers, demographics of the departments, and violent crime arrests. Finally, they will propose solutions.

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