March 17, 2020

News Media Canada joins coalition to help news organizations cover coronavirus

The Facebook Journalism Project has announced a $1 million program that will provide grants to local news organizations, in both Canada and the U.S., who are covering the coronavirus.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be given to local newsrooms to help cover unexpected costs associated with coronavirus reporting. These needs may include: increases in coverage to inform communities and combat misinformation, tools needed to help organizations do work remotely, or other costs associated with serving vulnerable and at-risk communities.

News Media Canada will be partnering with Facebook on this project, to ensure that these grants flow to news organizations in Canada who require the assistance.
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