AP-APME NATIONAL REPORTING PROJECT: BROKEN BUDGETS
Friday, December 24, 2010
Posted by: Jack Lail
The Associated Press and the Associated Press Managing Editors have launched
a joint project to examine the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities, how
state and local governments will deal with this crisis and how Americans' lives
will change because of it.
On Monday the first story moved, byBeth Fouhy in New York City about
how the nation's 26 new governors are inheriting multibillion-dollar shortfalls
that will mean their first year in office will be remembered for raising taxes
or slashing health care or education.
Plans are under way for several major stories for 2011. Newspapers will get
7 to 10 days notice from AP and APME to localize some of these stories. A logo
is being planned to accompany any stories in the series, for any paper wanting
to use it.
Stories in the project can be jointly produced by the AP, its members and
other journalism organizations.If your organization has a story it wants
to contribute to the project, or an idea that can be produced jointly, please
contact your state's AP bureau chief.
Look to APME Update and apme.com for news and developments in the joint
Together, we will shine a spotlight on the fiscal challenges in the
statehouses, and in many cases AP and its members willdevelop comparison
data to show the situation in every state.
For further information, please contact Bob Heisse at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sally Jacobsen at email@example.com