“Georgia’s murder statute and how the Ahmaud Arbery trial may play out,” interview.
The Current, Georgia Local News Collaborative gets $90K Google North American Innovation Challenge grant, Nov. 16, 2021
The funding will enable us to conduct statewide research about news organizations and their audiences that will undergird our ongoing work together. Our next step will be to distribute an RFP to contract with a research partner to help us determine the following:
- How Georgians consume their news
- Identify Georgia’s news deserts
- How to rebuild public trust in Georgia’s local news
- What local journalists and journalism organizations need to report the news and inform Georgians more efficiently
As part of the project, we also will conduct three public listening and learning meetings around the state to:
- Hear the public’s concerns regarding their access to news and their trust in local news
- Discuss how to rebuild trust in the local media
Attorney comments are another sign race is central in trial of McMichaels, Bryan
Coker on GPB’s ‘Georgia Today’ podcast, Oct. 22, 2021
Georgia Today: Arbery murder trial shines spotlight on troubled Glynn County law enforcement
Discussion Ahmaud Arbery case, Glynn County policing
Coker on ‘Political Rewind,’ Sept. 30, 2021
The Current, Coastal Georgia’s only in-depth investigative news source, recently hired experienced environmental journalist Mary Landers to report on environmental issues affecting the Georgia coastline.
Coker on ‘Political Rewind,’ June 16, 2021
The Current, Coastal Georgia’s only nonprofit nonpartisan investigative news organization, will engage an experienced full-time reporter to cover the environment on the state’s 100-mile coast as a result of gifts from two prestigious Georgia-focused family foundations. The R. Howard Dobbs Jr. Foundation has awarded The Current $300,000 over a three-year period, and the Bobolink Foundation…
Meet our four 2021 summer fellows who will report on public safety, education, environment and government accountability. They are part of our mission to help grow the next generation of in-depth journalists. Two are residents of Savannah and two are new to Coastal Georgia.
Google News Initiative’s Digital Growth Program has selected The Current as one of 10 organizations in its Audience Lab. The news comes just after reporter Laura Corley won a fellowship stipend for project work from the Doris O’Donnell Investigative Journalism Fellowship.