Oregon journalism nonprofit wins startup funds

A new nonprofit, Underscore Media Collaboration, seeks to fill the gaps in Oregon investigative journalism. Pictured are executive director Jackleen de La Harpe (center) and board members (left to right) Sarah Kastelic, Erin Dysart, Sharon Nielson and Bryan Denson.

A fledgling nonprofit Oregon investigative journalism organization has secured funding from a new national initiative.

Underscore Media Collaboration, which formally launched in October, has received startup assistance from the American Journalism Project, itself a new charity that aims to beef up the country's network of nonprofit news.