UNC Table Stakes participants awarded grants for COVID-19 coverage

Several participants of the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative — past and present — are among 400 local news organizations nationwide receiving grants to support coronavirus coverage.

The Lenfest Institute, in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, Local Media Association, News Media Canada and The Independent News Challenge is funding the FJP Community Network grants to support their coronavirus reporting.

The organizations will each receive a $5,000 grant to cover unexpected costs associated with reporting on the crisis in their communities.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Carolina Public Press

The Daily Tar Heel

Qcitymetro

Scalawag

WFAE 90.7

Currently in its third cohort, the UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative is a yearlong program that helps media organizations identify challenges and opportunities, as well as create sustainable solutions to survive and thrive in the digital age.