NEW YORK — The American Journalism Project stated Thursday it was awarded $2 million in grants to three nonprofit newsrooms, such as one established in NYC that targets that the immigrant neighborhood.
The website Documented, based in 2018 by Mazin Sidahmed and Max Siegelbaum, will utilize the grant to enlarge newsgathering for Spanish-speaking immigrants. Documented was commended for inventions in attaining readers, such as through Semanal, a Spanish-language newsletter delivered by WhatsApp.
The venture philanthropy fund started from the creators of Texas Tribune and Chalkbeat, can also be giving grants to the Montana Free Press at Helena, Montana, along with the Beacon at Kansas City, Missouri.
The Free Press was set in 2016 by former Great Falls Tribune capital bureau chief John Adams, whose coverage has been featured in the documentary”Dark Cash ” The company expects to use it to expand operations throughout the state.
The project also supplied startup cash to the West Virginia-based Mountain State Spotlight and also to Capital B, which will try to make it to the Black community using its reporting.
“These pioneering news organizations provide us a feeling of optimism for the future of nonprofit neighborhood news,” American Journalism Project CEO Sarabeth Berman stated.