Two Oklahoma programs among list of journalism grant recipients

Local foundation announces distribution of $1.84 million in grants to journalism groups nationwide, including Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation and Institute for Justice and Journalism.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm •  Published: August 4, 2012
  • $50,000 to TucsonSentinel for investigative reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border to include coverage of  enforcement efforts, environmental issues and the impact of immigration.


  • $42,500 to Center For Excellence In Health Care Journalism for development of a database and document archive of hospital inspection reports.


  • $20,000 to American University for WAMU public radio investigation scrutinizing contributions to campaigns in Washington DC and Maryland.


Professional Development


  • $100,000 to Institute for Justice and Journalism for Immigration in the Heartland, a 4-day fellowship program in partnership with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication focusing on the effects of immigration.


  • $80,000 to American University for J-Lab, an incubator for hyper local news entrepreneurs, for training programs and an online learning module to teach site publishers how to use available audience measurement tools.


  • $75,000 to University of California, Berkeley for data reporting and visualization workshops to provide journalists with skills needed to use data as a source for reporting.



  • $60,000 to Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources for expedition-style professional development programs to help journalists increase their preparedness to cover complex water and energy issues.


  • $50,000 to Center for Responsive Politics for regional seminars to train journalists to cover political payback. Seminars will examine money in politics data and share latest techniques in tracking money's influence.


Youth Education


  • $150,000 to Arizona State University for Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism’s salary and housing expense for three years. The course emphasizes discussion and analyses of case studies, often involving current news coverage.


  • $50,000 to Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation for salaries of college journalism students working summer internships at community newspapers with very limited budgets.


  • $50,000 to Youth News Service Los Angeles Bureau for a satellite bureau at Locke High School #1 in Watts for teens unable to travel to the office in Los Angeles.


Special Opportunities


  • $134,000 to National Press Club Journalism Institute for The Kalb Report, an educational series exploring the transformation of journalism in the 21st century.  Forums are presented at the National Press Club.


  • $84,500 to Student Press Law Center for the Attorney Advocate program, providing free legal help to journalism students and educators on issues from censorship to copyright.


  • $71,500 to Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for a one-year legal fellowship focused on assisting working journalists on issues involving libel, privacy and confidential sources.


To learn more about Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, visit Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. or call 405-604-5388.

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