A key role of the Gannett Foundation is investing in the future of the media industry. The Gannett Foundation supports several journalism education and training programs each year.
Our media funding mission is to support media training, technological advances in the industry, and the study of journalism at the college level, with particular attention to the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the areas in which Gannett does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage.
Our priorities are encouraging college students to enter the field of journalism and supporting innovative, national and regional training for current journalists. We do not consider funding local community programs or those at community colleges and high schools.
To apply for a media grant, a proposal must include the following:
Note: When requesting funding for journalist conventions, include data on attendance at 3 prior conventions.
Mail the proposal to the Foundation’s Executive Director, Ms. Pat Lyle, at the following address:
Gannett Foundation Media Committee
2012 Media Grant Highlights
|$15,000||Asian American Journalists Association
Sponsorship of Executive Leadership program.
|$15,000||Foundation for Minority Interests in Media-Emma Bowen
Support initiative that prepares minority students for careers in media through work/study program.
|$25,000||National Association of Broadcaster Education Foundation
Sponsorship of Media Sales Institute - a ten-day training program for recent college graduates.
||National Press Photographers Foundation
Support for photojournalism workshop.
|$50,000||Online News Association
Continued sponsorship of regional digital training camps.
|$19,470||University of Arizona Foundation
Funding for two advanced courses in publication design and technology.
|$10,000||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Support mentoring and career preparation components of Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media.
|$10,000||University of Wisconsin Foundation – School of Journalism
Sponsor 2013 Journalism Ethics Conference.