Last updated: June 16, 2009 - 7:30am
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is giving $15 million in grants to help develop new digital models for investigative reporting, the foundation announced. The grants, which span programs already in existence and others yet to be formed, "will promote both local and national investigative reporting in order to help provide the vital stories that citizens need to run their communities and their lives."
The three newest grants include:
1) $1.32 million to the Center for Investigative Reporting "to launch a new multimedia investigative reporting project in California that encourages print, digital and student journalists to collaborate on stories."
2) $565,000 to Sunlight Foundation "to develop web tools so the public can easily access information on Congressional lawmakers, from their campaign contributions and votes."
3) $1.01 million to ProPublica "to help the investigative reporting organization create a sustainable business model."
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