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.

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, Sunday through Friday.

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 Sparadeo
Marnie DeFreest
Michael Dougherty
Lola Duffort
Alan J. Keays
Kevin O'Connor
Glenn Russell
Jim Welch
Erin Petenko
Emma Cotton
Jim Lehnhoff
Tom Kearney
Paul Heintz
Taylor Haynes
Natalie Williams
Maggie Cassidy
Auditi Guha
Shaun Robinson
Fred Thys
Tiffany Tan
Peter D'Auria
Riley Robinson
Sarah Mearhoff
Diane Derby
Jeralyn Darling
Kate Olney
Alicia Freese
Katherine Fiegenbaum
Patrick Crowley
Ethan Weinstein
Dustin Byerly


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 became a project of the Vermont Journalism Trust in March 2011. The Vermont Journalism Trust supports journalism employing a nonprofit model.  VJT's initial project as a fiscal sponsor of such endeavors is VTDigger.org.

The mission of Vermont Journalism Trust 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

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
Don Hooper
Eric Hanson
Louisa Schibli
Ariel Wengroff
Jane Mayer


Documents

VTDigger's reporting relies on reader support.  When you give, you are joining more than 11,000 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 jlehnhoff@vtdigger.org or visit our media kit.

Policies

Awards

The New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) awarded VTDigger eleven top honors at its 2020 New England Better Newspaper Competition, including first place for General Excellence, Digital Strategy Excellence, Local Election Coverage and Multimedia Coverage for News Services and Online News Sites.

VTDigger won four awards from Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers in 2020 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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