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 has awarded $60,000 over the same period to launch The Current’s Coastal Environment Lab.
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.