NABJ Announces Major Black Press Grant Initiative for 2022
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces the second year of a special program to support the legacy Black Press and its communities. Black-owned media outlets, NABJ members and others are invited to develop investigative, feature and enterprise stories or series and productions that focus on the impact COVID-19 is having on K-12 education. $300,000 is earmarked for this initiative in 2022. Click here to apply for the program.
“We are again honored to offer this very important program. Providing targeted funding for this initiative to help Black journalists and publishers is critical to fueling Black Press efforts to produce and disseminate stories important to our communities,” said NABJ President Dorothy Tucker. “We appreciate the support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in bringing this project to fruition.”
“The Black Press Grant Program supports high-quality journalism that elevates innovative support for students and teachers,” said Raymonde Charles, Vice President of Communications, Education and Ventures at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. “We are proud to continue our support for this program and NABJ’s work to ensure Black media thrives.”
Final projects will be published in the grant recipients’ respective communities, including print platforms and critical companion digital platforms. NABJ will also publish those stories on its upcoming digital news site.
About the National Association of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of about 4,000 journalists, students, media-related professionals, and journalism educators. The association provides innovative, quality training programs and career services to and advocates for Black journalists worldwide. Founded in 1975 by 44 visionaries in Washington, D.C., NABJ advocates year-round to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion are a priority across the news and media industries. Learn more: www.nabjonline.org.
About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit www.chanzuckerberg.com.
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