The Chronicle of Social Change's New York Bureau Expands to Albany
In 2017, child welfare and youth justice outlet The Chronicle of Social Change opened a bureau in New York City, spearheading the news organization's nationwide expansion. Since opening, the bureau has covered issues ranging from New York's Raise the Age juvenile justice reform to adoptee and foster youth rights, leading to numerous impacts on policy and practice. The Chronicle published exclusive stories on conditions in New York City foster care shelters that led to statewide debate, and to reforms addressing challenges highlighted.
Now, the bureau will add a new reporter to its ranks, to track state policy and produce accountability journalism on youth-serving systems outside the city.
"We've found an eager audience for our coverage of child welfare and youth justice in New York City, and are helping fill a substantial gap in local reporting," said The Chronicle's New York Editor Michael Fitzgerald, "We are enthusiastic about this rare opportunity to expand our work in an important direction: towards the state capitol, and to communities statewide starved of in-depth reporting on these issues."
During the upcoming legislative session, the new reporter will improve the outlet's ability to uncover stories and track bills that can affect the lives of children, youth and families. This new position is generously supported by the Redlich Horwitz Foundation.
"The Chronicle has become NY's trusted and comprehensive news source on child welfare, covering and uncovering stories of high-impact for our most vulnerable children and families," said Redlich Horwitz Foundation's Executive Director Sarah Chiles, "This additional reporter will allow for even greater coverage of these vital issues upstate and with a policy-lens."
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