A few organizations are teaming up to offer $10,000 journalism grants only for female and racial minority journalists, according to a Wednesday report.
The organizations will be choosing four applicants to receive the grants, along with access to Brandeis University’s library and technology resources, mentoring, and research assistance, reported The College Fix.
“[The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ)] is proud to partner with the Schuster Institute [for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University] on these diversity fellowships. We are on the leading edge of a growing effort to address a terrible imbalance in our business,” said Ricardo Sandoval Palos, president of FIJ, to The Huffington Post. “This valuable experience … creates an important new opportunity for a long-neglected community of investigative journalists. Over the course of a year, they’ll be weaving important stories with great potential for social impact and change.”
The announcement explicitly states that “applications from women and journalists of color working in any type of media — print, audio, video, online — will be considered.”
The Schuster Institute offered the grants in 2016, as well.
“Without greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered,” said the Schuster Institute in its 2016 application announcement.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to FIJ, the Schuster Institute, and the Ford Foundation for comment but received none in time for publication.
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