VTDigger is a nonprofit news organization that seeks to tell the story of Vermont.
News in pursuit of truth
The mission of the Vermont Journalism Trust is to produce rigorous journalism that explains complex issues, promotes public accountability and fosters democratic and civic engagement.
As a nonprofit with a strong base of more than 11,000 members, we report without fear or favor.
Greatest statewide reach
An average of 650,000 monthly readers rely on VTDigger for news and information with new content six days a week.
With the largest newsroom in the state, our journalists are out in the field and investigating reader tips daily
A digital news pioneer
Founded in 2009 by Anne Galloway, VTDigger began as a scrappy, volunteer effort focused on investigative journalism. Since then, it has grown into Vermont’s most essential news organization, powered by more than two-dozen journalists and boasting the state’s largest newsroom.
In 2011, VTDigger became a project of the nonprofit Vermont Journalism Trust, which has become a pioneer in finding new ways to support and sustain local newsgathering at the local and state level.
Meet the team
Driven by our mission, we are grateful to have a talented and dedicated newsroom and business team.
Board of trustees
The Vermont Journalism Trust is governed by a rotating board of community leaders.
Awards and recognition
The New York Times
Commended for building strong social trust which has helped Vermont meet the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic with relative success.
The Boston Globe
Mark Shanahan wrote a feature about VTDigger as a model news organization for the front page of the Boston Globe.
Four national journalism awards, including Best Coronavirus Coverage.
Institute for Nonprofit News
Featured a case study about how VTDigger launched sponsored virtual events and grew revenue by more than 10% in 2020, a particularly important triumph in the face of the pandemic and financial uncertainty.
The New Yorker
Vermont journalist and climate activist Bill McKibben wrote about VTDigger’s humble origins and how it “helps to keep the state together.”
The New England Newspaper and Press Association
Eleven top honors, including first place for General Excellence, Digital Strategy Excellence, Local Election Coverage and Multimedia Coverage for News Services and Online News Sites.