Covering Government: The Work Of Reporters
July 20, 2014
This is from the Manager’s Desk.
A new study by Pew Research confirms what many of us knew … that the number of full time journalists covering state government continues to decline. Here’s a link to that study.
Not only is the number of reporters shrinking, the number of bills the various state legislators are passing is increasing. How can 10 or 20 or 40 reporters cover all those bills, plus the state agencies that enact them, state courts that rule on them, and what happens to people because of those laws?
The work KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma does to cover state and local government is critical. We do it with your support. And we would do more if we could.
From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.