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KyCIR’s journalism is free to all on the web. We intend to keep it that way. But this work takes time, resources and money. We need your support.

Your donation will directly fund our newsroom and our news-gathering efforts. And in addition to backing our public service journalism, you garner benefits like membership to Louisville Public Media, which operates three public radio stations in addition to our newsroom.

We believe investigative journalism is a necessity, not a luxury. Your support helps fill our gas tanks as we drive across the state, knocking on doors and digging through records. It pays for our equipment, our reporting tools, our telephone lines. It helps in our fight for public documents that public agencies try to keep hidden.

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Public service journalism and watchdog reporting aren’t always top click-getters on the Internet. If clicks were our goal, we’d post cat videos, buzz worthy lists, celebrity gossip. In our newsroom’s first few years, we rely heavily on philanthropic giving and memberships.

That’s where you come in. Like what you read or heard? Thought we provided useful information or provoked thought or action? Want to assist in our fight for public transparency and access? Support us. CONTRIBUTE.

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Are you obsessed with finding the story? Do you believe that great journalism is the best way to hold our community leaders accountable ? KyCIR is looking for you.

KyCIR seeks talented people who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects.  As an intern you will get to work with our staff, working on real projects that will help us grow.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is obsessed with social media and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.

What We Require:

  • Background in journalism
  • Experience with public records and the Open Records Act
  • Strong writing, communications skills
  • Interest in accountability journalism
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Creative, flexible, and responsible.
  • Skepticism, inquisitiveness

This paid position begins May 23rd and ends August 12th.  There is room for flexibility on start/end dates based on your school schedule. If interested in submitting application materials, contact Brendan McCarthy or Rachel Firkins by calling 502-814-6500. E-mail resume and clips with the subject line “KyCIR Intern.”


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