Tegna Foundation Media Grants Announced

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Tegna’s charitable arm, The Tegna Foundation, announced that it will issue nine grants to support professional development and training for the next generation of diverse journalists.

The first round of 2018 Tegna Foundation Media Grants range from developing diversity to funding immersive newsroom experiences for student journalists at industry conferences.

“We are proud to support the range of organizations and initiatives that are represented in this round of Media Grants and hope that all who are touched by these programs will benefit from these opportunities,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO of Tegna.

Below is a list of recipients:

Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media to support its tuition-free professional development workshop that will address issues affecting African-Americans and others on the path to leadership and as they take on greater responsibility in digital journalism

Investigative Reporters & Editors to support panels and a roundtable discussion with media lawyers at the IRE Conference in June 2018

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) to support its immersion newsroom experience for 12 journalism students during the NAHJ International Training Conference & Career Fair, a co-locating conference with the Native American Journalist Association in July 2018

The Native American Journalists Association, for funding toward a student newsroom experience during the co-locating conference with NAHJ

National Association of Black Journalists to support the “Black Male Media Project,” mentorship, career development and skills training for aspiring black journalists during the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in August 2018

Asian American Journalists Association to support an investigative journalism workshop at the AAJA conference in August 2018

National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation to support its 2018 Media Sales Institute Program

NLGJA − The Association of LGBTQ Journalists to support training and development for professional and student journalists at its annual national convention in September 2018