PA Post creator WITF will become a founding partner of Spotlight PA. The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, a major financial supporter of both PA Post and Spotlight PA, will continue to serve in its existing leadership role as Spotlight PA’s chief proponent and advocate.

“Local news serves a vital role in our democracy, in Pennsylvania and nationwide,” said Jim Friedlich, executive director and CEO of The Lenfest Institute. “The new Spotlight PA is now the largest news enterprise focused solely on Pennsylvania state government and statewide issues. This is a big win for local news and for the people of Pennsylvania.”

The news organization’s editors and reporters operate independently of their funders and maintain editorial control over all of the content they produce. Funders do not have input into the selection of which stories are pursued or the reporting process. Anonymous donations are not accepted.

Individuals interested in supporting Spotlight PA can make donations online. Philanthropic organizations interested in learning more may contact Spotlight PA Development Director Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein at joanna@spotlightpa.org.