Facebook announces virus funding plan

March 17: The Facebook local news funding plans, announced last week as part of $100 million in contribution the company plans to make to local news organizations, includes an immediate grant program for coverage of the virus story. They are awarding grants between $25,000 and $100,000 to for-profit and non-profit newsrooms on reporting about the pandemic. The grants application opened on Monday and the deadline is next Friday, April 24th. Here’s the link to the information and application.

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