The Local Journalism Initiative offers funding for written press, community radio, community television, online news services and news agencies to hire reporters to cover underserved communities.
Eligible news organizations will be responsible for defining the need for an LJI reporter. This may include areas where there is a specific public interest to be served or public body requiring coverage. These areas include courts, municipal councils, legislatures, school boards, port authorities, transportation boards, or hospitals, for example.
Areas that also may be considered for LJI funding include undercovered issues of national scope.
Not sure if your news organization is eligible for the Local Journalism Initiative?