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.

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First Look Media, Democracy Fund award journalism grants

Monday, March 27th, 2017 

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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.

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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.  

The Democracy Fund and First Look Media were launched by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar.

 

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