A date has not been set. Bergantino, 63, and a longtime Boston-based investigative reporter, will stay on and work on finding a successor until later this year or early next and then become executive director emeritus.
Like most durable non-profits, NECIR needed to find added revenue streams after initial grants and seed money ran out. The current annual budget is $1.2 million and, unusual for such organizations, nearly half of that comes from training activities.
Training a next generation of journalists has been elevated to part of the group’s mission alongside producing in-depth, high-impact investigations. NECIR conducts a summer investigative workshop for high school journalists that this year attracted 132 participants from 26 states. Read more