Coffee hour with The Lens

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Increasingly, traditional newsrooms are facing budget cuts and curtailing longterm investigative reporting, which is the most expensive kind of work.

In New Orleans, The Lens is here to fill that gap.

The Lens is New Orleans's first nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest newsroom, dedicated to unique investigative and explanatory journalism. Without the pressures of filling a daily newspaper or newscast, reporters can dedicate significant time and effort into deeply reporting and analyzing information.

This week, founder Karen Gadbois will tell us about the award-winning reporting they've been doing and how they've been keeping afloat as a nonprofit newsroom. The Blue House will provide breakfast.