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Collaboration including Rita Allen Foundation Awards $430,000 for Local News & Journalism Education

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Online News Association today announced that 10 universities each won $35,000 microgrants for the fourth round of theChallenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The fund also awarded a $50,000 grand prize to the University of Nevada, Reno, and research prizes of $15,000 each to San Diego State University and West Virginia University.

The projects receiving funding were announced Aug. 8 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2018 Conference. This year’s winning projects include experiments in community data journalism, covering the U.S.-Mexico border and delivering news in rural indigenous communities.

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