JNI has announced the first stage of its grants program to support quality journalism. The initial grants cover a range of media organisations and activities from major international projects to small, local initiatives.
“The Institute believes that the best way to champion quality journalism is to help journalists do more of it,” said Mark Ryan, a director of the Institute.
“Most of the grants announced today will create new positions or new projects for journalists. We also expect some of these initial projects will expand into more substantial initiatives.”
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation to fund a media literacy program across remote communities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Australian for a new series that will examine the complex implications of China’s transformation, both inside and outside of the country.
The Australian Financial Review to re-open a South East Asia bureau in Jakarta that will provide deeper coverage of the major economic, trade, business and security issues in Indonesia and the region.
The Guardian to fund the appointment of a Pacific editor, the establishment of a network of independent journalists and the commissioning of major investigations to expand reporting on Australia’s immediate neighbourhood.
Ngaarda Media, a community radio station in Roebourne, Western Australia, to support news coverage. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age to employ an Indigenous journalist and Indigenous trainee photographer to work with reporters in the newsroom on a series of news stories, features and multimedia projects.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age to employ an Indigenous journalist and Indigenous trainee photographer to work with reporters in the newsroom on a series of news stories, features and multimedia projects.
Schwartz media to hire a new Features and Field producer for its new daily podcast “7 AM”.
The Terrier, a local news website in Warrnambool, Victoria, to support the appointment of an Indigenous cadet reporter and to explore new funding models for the website.
Three grants were also announced earlier this year:
Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) to support The Junction, JERAA’s national collaborative online platform for student journalism which covered the 2019 Federal Election.
The Kennedy Foundation to sponsor the Chris Watson Award which recognises the work of regional newspaper journalists and to provide financial support for a regional reporting project of the winner’s choice.
The Walkley Foundation to support its public interest journalism grants to Australian freelance journalists awarded in April this year.