April 18, 2010
Foundations Move to Fill Reporting Gap Left by Shrinking Newsrooms
As daily newspapers across the country continue to retrench, a growing number of foundations are stepping in to fill what they see as a void in public-interest reporting. One example: the California Endowment, which in recent months awarded grants to two start-up news operations to help keep state residents informed about policies that affect their health.
The foundation started making journalism grants in 2004, when it created a fellowship program at the University of Southern
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