Please join us Thursday, Nov. 21 for the inaugural event with guest speaker John Barry.
We'll upload as many government contracts as possible to help the public see who's spending taxpayer dollars.
Panels on charter school accountability and New Orleans' economy; keynote address by Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré.
Without our charter schools coverage, judges wrote, "parents would not be aware of the decisions being made or of the mistakes."
Categories include Investigative reporting, best news site, best blog affiliated with a news site, continuing news coverage, community news and social media.
The Lens has tripled its audience, not counting the thousands we reach through print, TV and radio.
Staff expansion continues as more readers, donors and partners appreciate out work.
A site that's easier to view on phones and tablets, a new daily news roundup, more than $1 million in new pledges.
Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Bob Marshall has joined the staff of The Lens, where he will bring his widely recognized expertise to bear on issues of wetlands restoration, flood protection and coastal erosion. Marshall was a reporter and columnist at The Times-Picayune for more than 30 years.
Recognizing the important coverage of charter schools by The Lens, two local philanthropies have made another round of grants, this year totaling $25,000. The Greater New Orleans Foundation today awarded $10,000 in an IMPACT 2012 grant to The Lens’ Charter School Reporting Corps, a two-year-old effort aimed at covering the city’s 50-plus charter school boards.