NABJ, CZI Award $250K in Black Press Grants
Message from the NABJ Black Press Grant Committee
Black freelancers and producers, as well as Black-owned print, broadcast and digital outlets, received fast grants up to $10,000 from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to support original and innovative coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus vaccine, and how these topics intersect with the nation’s K-12 education system.
Since launching a second round of grants in April 2022, 43 journalists and/or outlets have been awarded a total of $250,000. Applications were reviewed on a rolling basis until the funds were exhausted. The application process is now closed for the 2022-2023 cycle.
“We’re excited to award our members and Black-owned media platforms grant dollars for a second year to support journalism that will make a vital impact on how our communities receive information related to the pandemic,” said NABJ President Dorothy Tucker. “In addition to being published in their respective outlets, the awardees’ work will be available on NABJ’s Black News & Views website. I want to extend a special thanks to the selection committee members, Juan Diasgranados, Nate Chambers and Kathy Chaney, and extend our gratitude to CZI for its support.”
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