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Category: Journalism

Multi-Donor Initiative to Award More than $500 Million to Revitalize Local News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is joining a coalition of 21 other donors to create Press Forward, a new national grantmaking initiative with the goal to strengthen local news and information with a combined more than a half-billion dollars over the next five years.

Brian Eule: “The For-Profit Journalism Model is Broken”

“Fox, MSNBC, and CNN air opinion disguised as news, knowing that anger, fear, and conflict draw eyeballs, which in turn results in greater advertising revenue. Speculation on who leads a political race more than a year away, with pundits pontificating on soundstages, costs less sending reporters out to cover communities,” writes Director of Journalism and …

Grantee Imara Jones Named One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023

Imara Jones, award-winning journalist and founder of TransLash Media (TransLash), has been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023. She joins the ranks of Brittney Griner, King Charles III, and Shannon Watts in the Icons category of TIME’s 2023 list. Imara spearheads the TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones, a bi-weekly podcast …

American Mosaic Journalism Prize Awarded to Carvell Wallace and Cerise Castle

The Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 American Mosaic Journalism Prize: Carvell Wallace and Cerise Castle.

Welcoming New Additions to the Journalism Portfolio

The Journalism portfolio recognizes and supports journalism as a critical element of a healthy and multicultural U.S. democracy. To achieve this goal, we support nonprofit journalism organizations across two focus areas: underrepresented groups and voices in media; and investigative journalism.

Translash Q&A with Imara Jones

My name is Imara Jones and I am the founder and CEO of Translash Media. Translash is a nonprofit media organization that uses the power of journalism and nonfiction narratives to help center trans people at a time of social backlash by telling trans stories as a tool to lower the ignorance about our community and consequently violence against our community.

Virtual Book Event: David Dennis Jr. In Conversation With Tonya Mosley

Five years ago, the Heising-Simons Foundation started the American Mosaic Journalism Prize, awarded for excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting on stories about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the American landscape. The prize aims to recognize and support freelance journalists with an unrestricted cash award of $100,000 per recipient, call attention to the recipients’ great promise, and to give them the freedom to continue their work.

American Mosaic Journalism Prize Awarded to Julian Brave Noisecat and Ryan Christopher Jones

The Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 American Mosaic Journalism Prize: Julian Brave NoiseCat and Ryan Christopher Jones. NoiseCat and Jones join a distinguished group of prize recipients, alongside past winners Jaeah Lee, Valeria Fernández, Abe Streep, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Rebecca Nagle, Darcy Courteau, David Dennis Jr., and Michelle García.

Elevating Underrepresented Stories through Audio Journalism

Journalism is an essential arm of U.S. democracy, and the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Journalism grantees strengthen the field through investigative reporting, and by elevating underrepresented groups, voices, and content in mainstream media.