Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation (EEJF) Grants

The EEJF’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information now and for the future. Grants will be awarded in the four following program areas:

Investigative reporting proposals should:

  • Increase the quantity, quality and ethical standards of investigative reporting and watchdog journalism on state and local issues
  • Stimulate and nurture the development of organizations, infrastructures, services, collaborations and business models that can help secure a future for investigative reporting and watchdog journalism
  • Encourage the development of digital innovations that make data about state and local issues more available to the public.

Professional development proposals should:

  • Improve the credibility and impact of journalism
  • Stimulate adherence to the highest ethical standards and practices by both traditional and new media
  • Sustain and encourage more journalism that produces civic results
  • Help journalists make use of new tools and new outlets for their work
  • Increase and renew the enthusiasm of journalists for their important work

Youth education proposals should:

  • Increase the number, diversity and quality of students attending journalism schools and pursuing careers in journalism
  • Increase the availability and effectiveness of instruction in journalism ethics, investigative reporting and new media
  • Give more young people first-hand exposure to the practice of journalism to help them become better-informed, more discerning citizens
  • Foster the development of models, prototypes and skills for the future of news

EEJF also offers special opportunities grants for innovative projects that address an emerging need in journalism. Grant applications are due annually on May 15 and November 15. For more information, see the link below:

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