About Us

New York Focus is an independent nonprofit newsroom investigating power in the Empire State.

Launched in October 2020, New York Focus publishes in-depth journalism that explains how the state really works.

As the state’s only nonprofit statewide newsroom, our goal is to help rebuild a local news ecosystem that has faced years of relentless cuts: Almost half of New York’s newspapers have died in the last two decades. We focus on decisions made in Albany and how they impact communities around the state; Albany is the state’s center of power but receives a fraction of the scrutiny it warrants.

We’re guided by the belief that politics is not a sport. Decisions made in New York’s executive mansions, legislative chambers, state administrative offices, courts, nonprofits, union halls, and campaign headquarters don’t stay there. They determine how many New Yorkers sleep on the street each night; how large public college classes are; how many hospital beds are available during a pandemic.

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Our Team
Albany Bureau Chief
Contributing Editor
Audience Engagement Editor
Criminal Justice Investigative Reporter
Climate and Environmental Politics Reporter
Investigative Reporter
Economic development reporter
Development Officer

To send a story tip or provide feedback please see editors’ and reporters’ contact information on our masthead. We can also be reached at editor@nysfocus.com.

For more information on how to pitch us story ideas, visit our "Pitch Us" page. Please send submissions to editor@nysfocus.com.