Issues That Matter. Close To Home.
A reporting project of local public media and NPR
NPR member stations in eight states are working together on-air and online to report on how state issues and policy affect people's lives. Each state has a dedicated website focused on one of three issues:
Florida, Indiana and Ohio cover the rapidly changing education landscapes in their states. Issues they cover regularly include school choice, student testing, teacher pay and access to higher education.
Pennsylvania and Texas chronicle issues around their states' energy economies. Reporters look at how oil, natural gas and renewable resources are developed and regulated, with a special attention on the relationship between energy and environmental issues.
StateImpact is training the next generation of journalists and helping newsrooms develop digital skills and strategies. Our 17 reporters in eight states are backed by an NPR team of experts who provide one-on-one and group coaching on cross-platform reporting and writing, multi-media production and analysis.
The NPR team helps reporters refine their ideas and produce in-depth reports heard regularly on stations throughout their states. The best of these stories are broadcast nationally on NPR's signature programs.
StateImpact reporters use a unique set of digital publishing tools that allow them to publish maps, charts and source documents on their own. A technical team at NPR creates advanced interactive presentations for the network in collaboration with reporters.
StateImpact teams are partnering with media organizations like the Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch and Texas Tribune to pursue investigations and increase the reach of their coverage.