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Feds helped pay for survey of journalists

SF Public Press, the nonprofit newsgathering organization, disclosed today that some of the research it commissioned for its series on layoffs in the Bay Area news industry was funded in part with a subcontract from the U.S. Department of Labor.

However, Public Press in an unbylined statement said none of the federal money went to pay journalists.

Public Press today posted the following:

Funding also came from Spot.us, a website that allows the public to contribute toward reporting projects.

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