The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com will create a Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team in early 2017, made possible in part through a major grant from SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism. The Times-Picayune retains full editorial independence and authority; independent and separate agreements are maintained between SEJ and its donors.
The new team will be dedicated to in-depth coverage of the state's ongoing, devastating land loss.
Additionally, the Times-Picayune will add two full-time environmental journalists who will work exclusively on the Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team. A national search to identify and retain these two journalists is under way.
Established in 2010, SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism has disbursed more than $640,000 for journalism projects including position grants and story projects selected through periodic competitions.