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Stories worth reporting.

Small town reporting

Across the nation, small towns and rural communities are facing an increasing dearth of meaningful reporting that’s left many citizens in the dark about the communities they live and work in. The hard truth is that small town news isn’t a profitable endeavor for news organizations.

Thanks to our partnership with Report for America, we’ve been able to fully fund the type of reporting that all of Acadiana needs and deserves. But we need your help to continue that work. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by May 15th to fully fund that journalism for another year.

Your tax-deductible contribution goes solely to our Acadiana small town and rural coverage.

What is Report for America?

Report for America is a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. An initiative of the nonprofit media organization, The GroundTruth Project, it is structured to harness the skills and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations.


The stories that we’ve reported thanks to your support

A cyberattack hit thousands in a Louisiana school district. They're still in the dark.

'It feels good to do good:' Acadiana teen provides stuffed animals for children during trauma

Opelousas officer seen on video cleaning blood after shooting of police chief, wife, sheriff says

Booth’s Grocery, witness to the resilience of Grand Chenier residents, to close after owner's death

Former Evangeline chief public defender accused of overcompensation, refuses to return money

Proposed treatment center divides Jennings residents: 'This is asking for something bad to happen'