State policies directly affect people’s daily lives, and state-level political battles shape the national landscape. But in many state capitals, too many stories go underreported or unreported. There’s a void in our news ecosystem and it’s only growing. While traditional news coverage of national politics has increased in recent years, those successes are isolated to a few major outlets. States Newsroom is bucking that trend: we now employ more than 70 full-time editors, reporters, and support staff in 18 states across the country. States Newsroom has established a new, philanthropic business model that focuses on state politics and policy.