VTDigger

VTDigger.org is a statewide news website that publishes daily reports on state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy. We also publish in-depth stories with occasional investigative pieces, video and audio, in addition to raw information in the form of press releases and government documents.

VTDigger.org is a project of The Vermont Journalism Trust, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The two organizations merged in October 2010. VJT became the official publisher for VTDigger.org in March 2011.

Our daily beat reporters cover politics, education, health care, criminal justice, business and the environment. We publish eight news stories a day and three to four investigative pieces a month. VTDigger, with 14 reporters and six editors has the largest news operation in Vermont. We have 700,000 monthly readers and we reach another 200,000 readers a month through our AP-style distribution service, which is used by 13 local daily and weekly newspapers across the state.

VTDigger.org publishes new content six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

In 2020, VTDigger was commended by the New York Times for building strong social trust which has helped Vermont meet the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic with relative success. We received four national journalism awards in 2020 from LION Publishers, including Best Coronavirus Coverage. Sen. Patrick Leahy also honored VTDigger in the nation’s Congressional Record for our outstanding Covid coverage.

You can subscribe to our daily and weekly email updates or our RSS feed. You can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.


The Team

Anne Galloway
Florencio Terra
Libbie Pattison
Marnie DeFreest
Michael Dougherty
Lola Duffort
Alan J. Keays
Xander Landen
Kit Norton
Kevin O’Connor
Glenn Russell
Jim Welch
Ellie French
Erin Petenko
Grace Elletson
Katie Jickling
Justin Trombly
Emma Cotton
Jim Lehnhoff
Tom Kearney
Paul Heintz
Libby Johnson
Sadie Goldfarb
Taylor Haynes
Natalie Williams
Jake Perkinson


The Vermont Journalism Trust

VTDigger is a statewide news organization that publishes in-depth news reports on matters of public interest, and the only daily news organization in Vermont that publishes exclusively online. We reach 700,000 individual readers a month and post daily news stories about state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy. VTDigger was founded in 2009 and merged with the Vermont Journalism Trust in March 2011. VTDigger is a DBA of the trust.

The mission of Vermont Journalism Trust and VTDigger is to produce rigorous journalism that explains complex issues, holds the government accountable to the public, and engages Vermonters in the democratic process.

Board of Trustees

Anne Galloway
Curtis Ingham Koren, President Emeritus
John Reilly, President
Mathew Rubin, Treasurer
Kevin Ellis
Neale Lunderville
Bill Mares
Kathryn Stearns, Vice President
Rob Woolmington, Vice President
Crea Lintilhac
Don Hooper
Eric Hanson
Louisa Schibli
Kamahnie Buckle


Documents

VTDigger’s reporting relies on reader support.  When you give, you are joining more than 8,000 members who have made a commitment to our fearless and fair-minded pursuit of the truth on behalf of Vermonters who care about the future of the state.

Underwriting and Media

Underwriting is a significant funding component of our nonprofit, independent journalism.

VTDigger reaches a broad audience of 700,000 readers in every corner of the state.

We offer a variety of underwriting options, including high visibility leaderboards, email, inline display ads, native content, podcast and video promotions.

For information about underwriting packages that best fit your budget and marketing needs, please contact Jim Lehnhoff at [email protected] or visit our media kit.

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Awards

In 2020, VTDigger won four awards from Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers for Best Coronavirus Coverage, Best Business Idea of the Year, Technology Innovation of the Year and Best Visual Journalism Project. VTDigger was also a finalist in the categories for Investigative Report of the Year and Collaboration of the Year.

The Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation recognized VTDigger in 2019 as the “lynchpin of a strong community.”

The American Society of Business Publication Editors awarded VTDigger and editor Anne Galloway its Journalism That Matters award in 2018.

In 2017, VTDigger was a finalist for the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for FOIA reporting and the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.


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