The Current Develops Central Community Calendar to Track Local Government Meeting Schedules and Agendas

Goal of Six-Month Project Is to Make Government Participation As Painless As Possible for Citizens

The Current Receives $20,000 Grant from Knight Foundation

Grant Will Help The Current Reach Readers through New Technology.

The Current receives $30,000 grant from Columbia Journalism School

Grant will support newsroom reporting on criminal justice.

Report for America Journalist Joins The Current June 1, 2022

Jake Shore joins The Current June 1, 2022, to cover criminal justice.

The Current Receives Grant from Fund for Investigative Journalism, May 5, 2022

Editor in Chief Margaret Coker was recognized as an award-winning veteran investigative reporter who heads Georgia’s only nonprofit digital investigative news organization.

Coker on PBS NewsHour, Nov. 17, 2021

“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

Coker on ‘Political Rewind,’ Nov. 15, 2021

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

Coker on ‘Political Rewind,’ Oct. 18, 2021

Discussion Ahmaud Arbery case, Glynn County policing

Coker on ‘Political Rewind,’ Sept. 30, 2021

The Current Hires Veteran Environmental Journalist

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,’ Sept. 14, 2021

Coker on ‘Political Rewind,’ June 16, 2021

Good News for Coastal Georgia

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…

Four New Faces, Bylines –

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.

It’s A Happy Friday —

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.

The Current selected for Google News Initiative Digital Growth Program’s Audience Lab

Laura Corley wins project stipend from Doris O’Donnell Investigative Journalism Fellowship

Coker selected for Poynter’s 2021 Media Transformation Challenge Program