Local TV news gets a $2.6 million boost from the Knight Foundation

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The Knight Foundation announced that it is boosting local TV news with $2.6 million across five organizations that will help students of color gain experience in local TV markets, bring together broadcast journalists focused on digital innovation in conferences and workshops, and offer ethics, leadership, and data journalism training for newsrooms. The grantees are:

  • Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, $1.9 million
  • Emma Bowen Foundation, $250,000
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., $390,000
  • Radio Television News Directors Foundation, $55,000
  • The Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Television Journalism, $50,000

Local TV news gets a $2.6 million boost from the Knight Foundation