The American Journalism Project (AJP) is a non-profit venture fund committed to sustaining and growing independent local journalism. Today the fund announced four transformative grants to news organizations serving Nevada, Detroit, Charlotte and Louisville. These multiyear grants will add critical business capacity to outstanding local news organizations to ensure long-term sustainability and growth.
The four recipients, the Nevada Independent and Outlier Media (Detroit), and two public radio organizations, Louisville Public Media and WFAE (Charlotte), will use the funds to significantly bolster operating capacity in order to expand the impact of their journalism and reach more communities. These organizations were chosen in light of their commitment to original reporting serving communities that would otherwise lack information needed for responsive and responsible decision-making.
The investments in Louisville Public Media and WFAE (Charlotte, North Carolina) were supported through a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
“We are very pleased to partner with the American Journalism Project in supporting the growth of local news through public media. We believe public radio stations are well positioned to play a key role in this space,” said Michael Murray, president of Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. “With additional funding and strategic guidance from AJP advisers, entrepreneurial stations can become leading sources of local reporting for cities and regions across the country.”
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