Facebook grants for pandemic coverage
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 April 13th and the deadline is next Friday, April 24th. Here’ the link to the information and application.