The Salt Lake Tribune will pursue a document-based reporting project thanks to an award from the Data-Driven Reporting Project at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Over the next six to 12 months, we will collect, organize, analyze and publish on a standalone and easily accessible website a set of historic documents. To our knowledge, The Tribune will pull these documents together for the first time.
Medill will provide specialized training, expertise and resources to each award recipient.
As news organizations have focused on urgent reporting, many have not been able to make the time or found the resources to pursue document gathering and organization.
The Tribune will use the support to create the web presentation, making it free and available to anyone who wishes to access the data and documents, and to collect materials. We will also share our reporting with publishing partners.
The Tribune is joined by 21 news organizations across North America. The project is supported by the Google News Initiative.
We will share more detail on the reporting project in the months ahead.