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Project Baltimore: FAQs and how to submit a story idea

“Project Baltimore” is an investigative reporting initiative, which was launched in March 2017, by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

What is “Project Baltimore”?

“Project Baltimore” is an investigative reporting initiative, which was launched in March 2017, by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

What does “Project Baltimore” do?

“Project Baltimore” examines the unique challenges that confront the Baltimore area’s public school systems (city and county). The “Project Baltimore” team of journalists probe a wide array of topics including budgets, school facilities, test scores, teacher pay, school violence, athletics, unions and other components of the education system. Significant emphasis is placed on investigating the Baltimore City Public School System which spends large sums of money on education, but yields sub-standard test score and low graduation rates. The Project Baltimore unit holds leaders accountable and is an advocate for the people. It highlights success stories, but focuses primarily on the troubling aspects of the area’s public school systems.

What is the goal of “Project Baltimore”?

The goal of “Project Baltimore” is two-fold. First, the project seeks to give a voice to the voiceless; namely the hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and taxpayers, who expect the best performance possible from their local school systems. Secondly, the project seeks to inform the public about how their public schools are being operated, how their children are being educated and how their tax dollars are being spent.

How can I see “Project Baltimore” reports?

The “Project Baltimore” reports air all year-round on FOX 45 News and they are posted on FOX 45 News website: foxbaltimore.com

Who is Reporter Chris Papst?

Chris Papst is the lead investigative reporter on “Project Baltimore”. Chris is an Emmy award-winning journalist whose investigative reports about government have resulted in changes in state government policy. Before joining “Project Baltimore”, Chris was an investigative reporter for both WJLA ABC 7 in Washington, D.C. and WHP CBS 21 in Harrisburg, PA. He has also reported in Wisconsin and Wyoming and is a best-selling author. You can email Chris as cjpapst@sbgtv.com

How can I submit a story idea or tip to the Project Baltimore team?

There are three ways to submit a tip:

You can email the “Project Baltimore” Team at: projectbaltimore@foxbaltimore.com

You can email Chris Papst at: CJpapst@sbgtv.com

You can leave a message on our hotline by calling: (410) 921-9053

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