Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCormick Announces $4M in Journalism Initiatives

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The McCormick Foundation Board recently approved 22 grants to projects promoting youth journalism, ethnic media and First Amendment issues.

“These grants support our focus on innovation, integration and invigoration of the news media,” said Clark Bell, Journalism Program director. The grants boost training for young journalists, help news executives face strategic challenges, promote the First Amendment and enable journalists to develop specialized reporting skills. The projects include (by category, in alphabetical order):

Journalism Education
Center for Media and Security
$100,000 for general support

Community Media Workshop
$150,000 over 2 years for community and ethnic media training

International Center for Journalists, Inc.
$217,000 over 2 years for training at Spanish-language community radio stations

Investigative Reporters and Editors
$100,000 over 2 years for training for ethnic media reporters

Kansas University Endowment Association
$50,000 for military and media projects

Northwestern University
$1,355,000 over 3 years for the Medill School’s national security training initiative

The Trustees of Indiana University
$75,000 over 2 years for launching a nonprofit and philanthropy reporting program

University of Colorado Foundation
$110,000 over 2 years for launching the Resolving Door community journalism project

University of Southern California/Institute for Justice and Journalism
$120,000 for coverage of urban environmental justice

West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
$85,000 over 2 years for launching a multimedia training program between journalism schools and community newspapers

Free Speech
American Society of Newspaper Editors Foundation, Inc.
$100,000 for the Liberty Tree Initiative to promote the 1st Amendment on college campuses

Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, Inc.
$200,000 over 2 years for increasing public appreciation for free press in the Americas

News Leadership
American Press Institute, Inc.
$75,000 for continuing its Transformation Series seminars

National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation
$150,000 over 2 years for broadcast diversity programs

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
$90,000 for the McCormick Change Leadership Fellows

Research Foundation of City University of New York
$155,000 over 2 years for a New Business Models for News Initiative

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
$160,000 over 2 years for the Media Academy, Editing Program and Web operations

Youth Media
Columbia College Chicago
$250,000 over 2 years for the Columbia Links high school journalism training project

Community Television Network
$90,000 over 2 years for its “Hard Cover” journalism training program

Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
$150,000 over 2 years for the High School Teacher Television Camp

We the People Media
$90,000 over 2 years for the Urban Youth International Journalism Program

Roosevelt University
$100,000 over 2 years for the McCormick Foundation High School Media Awards

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