DMA 51 (NEW ORLEANS)

Can The Lens’ Critical Reporting Survive?

New Orleans nonprofit investigative site The Lens (which has collaborated with WVUE and WWL there) is facing a crucible year after a string of funding setbacks that may be directly tied to some of its hard-hitting reporting. Most recently, that involved the loss of its rent-free office space at Loyola University, a move that some posit is retribution for critical reporting on its president. Diana Marszalek looks at the sustainability of a brand of reporting “that upsets people by design” in a city that sorely needs deep digging into public interest subjects.