Refocusing on Revenue: How The Lens is Dealing with Budget Shortfalls in New Orleans

By: Joseph Lichterman | Nieman Lab

Most students in New Orleans now attend charter schools after the widespread damage caused to the city from Hurricane Katrina. That presents a challenge for most news organizations because there are more than 40 different boards governing the different charter schools. The nonprofit news site The Lens saw it as an opportunity, making these boards a focus of its coverage with the Charter School Reporting Corps, which it launched in 2011.

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