WFYI’s public health reporting at Side Effects will continue after a Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation grant. The foundation renewed a two-year, $600,000 grant to allow the Side Effects team to continue coverage of public health issues.
The collaborative effort between WFYI and other public media organizations, including WNIN in Evansville, has produced work for three years, which outgoing WFYI President and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Wright says is integral to the station’s mission.
“Some of these stories are fascinating… and heartbreaking,” WFYI Public Media president and CEO Lloyd Wright said. “It’s this kind of reporting we’re proud to do and couldn’t be done without the generous support of the Fairbanks Foundation, which understands the value of an informed community.”
The collaboration also involves KBIA in Columbia, MO, St. Louis Public Radio, Illinois Public Media, and WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio. More information can be found here.