The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in Oklahoma City has announced grants totaling $2.47 million in the areas of investigative reporting, professional development, Oklahoma journalism, and special opportunities.
Grants ranging from $20,000 to $950,000 were awarded to twenty-one journalism organizations across the country, including Arizona State University, which will receive $950,000 in support of its News Innovation Initiative, a national test bed for digital news experimentation, and a visiting professor in journalism ethics. Other grants include $100,000 to the Center for Investigative Reporting for Reveal, public radio's first show and podcast dedicated to investigative storytelling; $85,000 to the Carole Kneeland Project in support of training for news directors; and $50,430 to the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation to fund summer internships for college journalism students at community newspapers.
"We are excited to partner with Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism for the News Innovation Initiative," said EEJF president and CEO Bob Ross. "This grant will allow them to continue providing a world-class journalism education utilizing the hospital model approach and also form a stronger partnership with University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism under interim dean Ed Kelley."