Knight announces $3.67 million in Community Information Challenge grants

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Twenty local news projects backed by foundations were awarded $3.67 million in matching funds today (Sept. 5) as winners of the Knight Community Information Challenge. Initiatives include the New Jersey News Collaborative, with partners Montclair State University and New Jersey Public Radio, backed by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; New Orleans pubradio station WWNO and the Greater New Orleans Foundation; and TheNewsOutlet.org, a multimedia investigative journalism site run by college students and professional editors supported by the Raymond John Wean Foundation.

“These foundations join the 80-plus community and place-based foundations who are leading by informing and engaging the public on issues they care about,” said Trabian Shorters, vice president/communities for Knight Foundation.