Fresno Bee To Fill Reporting Gap With Privately Funded 'Education Lab'

Oct 25, 2019


The Fresno Bee has served the Valley for nearly a hundred years, but like so many newspapers across the country, it has lost revenue along with dozens of reporters in the past decade. Now, the paper is trying a different approach to serve and inform its public. Inspired by a similar project out of the Seattle Times, the Bee is building an Education Lab. The way the Bee is funding the project is also pretty nontraditional: with private, non-profit funding. 

 

Listen to the interview above to hear Fresno Bee Editor Joe Kieta explain what readers can expect from the four-person team.