7 Kentucky media companies get a share of Facebook Journalism Project funding

The Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) has announced 400 North American local newsrooms receiving FJP Community Network grants to support their coronavirus reporting.
Located in 48 US states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and several provinces and territories in Canada, the publishers will each receive a $5,000 USD grant to cover unexpected costs associated with reporting on the crisis in their communities. The program is run in partnership with the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Local Media Association in the US and News Media Canada and The Independent News Challenge in Canada. This announcement comes after we announced the first round of 50 grant recipients in March.
The Facebook Journalism Project doubled the total grant pool to $2 million after more than 200 publishers applied in the first 48 hours after the application launched. The expansion made it possible to help an even greater number of newsrooms navigate the economic impact of the outbreak. The grants will help fulfill needs such as remote work, increasing frequency of publishing, combating misinformation and serving vulnerable and at-risk groups.
Seven Kentucky media companies, representing nine newspapers, are benefitting from the FJP grants. Those companies, and a link to their coronavirus work, are:
Al Dia en America LLC, Louisville, KY
Read coronavirus-related coverage here.
Bluegrass Newsmedia, LLC, Danville, KY
Read coronavirus-related coverage from The Winchester Sun, The Advocate-Messenger, and The Interior Journal.
Frankfort Newsmedia, LLC, Frankfort, KY
Read coronavirus-related coverage here.
Kentucky Public Radio, Louisville, KY
Read coronavirus-related coverage here.
The Kentucky Standard, Bardstown, KY
Lexington Herald-Leader/CivicLex, Lexington, KY
Read coronavirus-related coverage here.
Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, KY

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