Report on Kentucky legislator spotlights nonprofits' role

Report on Kentucky legislator spotlights nonprofits' role


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CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky news organization's in-depth expose this week on a pastor-turned-politician highlights the increasing role of such nonprofit, nontraditional newsrooms in the United States.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's series on Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson included the detailed account of a woman who said the pastor sexually assaulted her. Johnson sharply denied the allegations against him, then fatally shot himself Wednesday in a secluded area.

Newsroom surveys have estimated that more than 20,000 jobs disappeared across America in a decade's time, with mainstream outlets hurt by declining advertising and readership in the digital era.

The executive director of the Kentucky Press Association says donation-supported nonprofit centers dedicated to investigative journalism are "filling a void."

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