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Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation announces $2.8 million in awards

Grants totaling $2.8 million from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation will fund projects at 25 journalism organizations nationwide. Four are in Oklahoma.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: February 9, 2013

$150,000 to Oklahoma State University for a new facility for KOSU radio on historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City to include state of the art production studios, an expanded newsroom and a public performance space.

Other grants went to the following news organizations, listed by categories that are the foundation's core areas of focus:

Investigative reporting

$200,000 to Investigative News Network of Encino, Calif.; $100,000 to Fund for Investigative Journalism, Washington; $100,000 to InvestigateWest, Seattle, Wash.; $100,000 to Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, Iowa City, Iowa; $100,000 to The Lens, New Orleans, La.; $100,000 to Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, Denver; $100,000 to Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Madison, Wisc.; $75,000 to Center for Media Change, Oakland, Calif. $75,000 to FairWarning, Encino, Calif.; $75,000 to Vermont Journalism Trust, Montpelier, Vt.; $50,000 to American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop, Washington; $50,000 to City Limits, New York; $25,000 to Texas Tribune, Austin, Texas;

Professional development

$100,000 to Investigative Reporters and Editors, Columbia, Mo., $100,000 to Online News Association, Washington; $42,300 to National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington; $25,000 to Associated Press Managing Editors Association Foundation, New York; $25,000 to Society for News Design Foundation, Orlando, Fla.

Youth education

$40,000 to Fund for American Studies for the Institute on Political Journalism, Washington;

Special opportunities

$25,000 to Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.; and $20,000 to American Copy Editors Society, Santa Fe, N.M.

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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