First Look Media, Democracy Fund Announce Over $12M in New Grants to Support Journalists
Democracy Fund and First Look Media announced more than $12 million in new grants to support an independent, robust free press. Three leading nonprofit news organizations—the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica—will each receive $3 million at a moment when the role of journalism in our democracy is facing unprecedented challenges.
These three grants, which are a collaboration between First Look Media and Democracy Fund, will help ensure journalists have the resources they need to meet the reporting challenges of today’s political landscape. The two organizations are also granting $500,000 to the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University to expand accountability reporting collaborations between university students and professional journalists and $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.