TaglineFilling a reporting vacuum at statehouses nationwide
Year Foundedpre-2000
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington D.C.
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesOther
Revenue SourcesA project of the Pew Center on the States
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)Shared Corporate Staff
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsContent: Google News McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Lexis-Nexis Factiva Publish2. Business: Pew Center on the States The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Mappin LocationWashington D.C. - District of Columbia
Principal StaffAlan Ehrenhalt
Principal StaffChristopher Swope
Principal StaffDiane Fancher
DescriptionIf the diminished ranks of statehouse reporters is one of the most glaring indicators of journalism’s current woes Stateline offers a glimpse of a potentially promising future. The Washington-based website is at the forefront of a number of publications trying to fill the vacuum of state politics coverage left by the shrinking budgets of traditional news organizations. Launched in 1998 through a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to the University of Richmond Stateline has since been incorporated into the Pew Center on the States. The website was originally intended as “a clearinghouse around state news and information” according to Lori Grange deputy director of the Pew Center on the States and it maintains that function with a daily roundup of state politics coverage culled from between 300 to 400 newspapers across the country. In 2010 Stateline drew an average of about 125000 unique visitors a month.
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