The Guardian Australia announced a new philanthropic fund this week, the Guardian Civic Journalism Trust. The trust has been established with the Centre for Advancing Journalism in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne to provide funding towards journalism projects that advance public discourse and citizen participation around areas such as the environment, indigenous affairs, human rights, inequality and governance and accountability. So far, the trust has raised $700,000 in philanthropic grants. All projects have an educational component and include the Balnaves Foundation grant for in-depth reporting and educational activities on indigenous affairs and the Susan McKinnon Foundation's grant for investigative reporting and educational activities on governance and political accountability.
Source: The Guardian
Posted on: March 5, 2018