J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism
www.J-Lab.org June 2, 2009
New J-Lab Report: New Media Makers Get Grants for News
At least 180 community, family and other foundations have contributed nearly $128 million in grants to news and information initiatives in the United States since 2005. The information is contained in a grants database that is part of a new J-Lab report: “New Media Makers: A Toolkit for Innovators in Community Media and Grant Making” released today. The toolkit offers case studies, video and online resources that capture lessons from these new media makers and their funders.
“One thing is clear: Philanthropic foundations are increasingly embracing the idea that journalism projects can be a funding fit,” says J-Lab’s Jan Schaffer.
* Read the press release.
* See the toolkit.
* Watch videos.
* Search the funding database.
* Download the PDF version (1.2 MB).
* To request hard copies, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.