Monday, March 27th, 2017
The Investigative Reporting Workshop will receive $500,000 over the next two years from the Democracy Fund and First Look Media, which announced today more than $12 million in new grants to journalism groups.
Three other nonprofit news organizations — the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica — will receive $3 million each to help ensure journalists have the resources they need.
The Workshop's grant will help expand collaborations between university students and professional journalists.
The two groups also are awarding $275,000 for an innovative collaboration between Professor Jay Rosen at New York University and De Correspondent to test new models of community support for investigative reporting, and $800,000 over two years to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
The groups also announced the establishment of a new fund for local and state investigative reporting, with an initial investment of $1 million. Democracy Fund is inviting other funders to join them in building this new resource to support state and local reporting; more information will be made available in the coming months.
In addition, the Democracy Fund and First Look Media contributed $200,000 to the $1 million Knight Prototype Fund on Misinformation. This is an open call for ideas on trust in journalism, a partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Rita Allen Foundation; Knight is accepting applications until April 3.
Also announced: a First Look Media Grant of $550,000 over two years to support a partnership between The Intercept and the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute for reporting on Wall Street and on environmental issues.