Beth Francesco

Beth Francesco will build a fundraising toolkit to help local, small news organizations diversify their revenue streams and decrease their reliance on traditional ad sales, designed for those newer to philanthropy. “Fundraising is not something that a lot of people are familiar with or comfortable with,” Francesco said. “As we have this need for newsrooms … Continued

Mary Heisey

Mary Heisey and Kelsey Tolchin-Kupferer will create a comprehensive guide that supports radio newsrooms in creating or expanding youth media programs to train and invest in the next generation of journalists as well as engage future listeners, leaders, and supporters of radio. “Kelsey and I have a combined 15 years of experience in youth media … Continued

Tasmiha Khan

Tasmiha Khan will create a toolkit on how to best address Muslims and Islam in the media, including correct terms and templates for journalists who are writing or referring to Muslims in their work. These templates will also include sample language for Ramadan and Eid, along with other terms and guides.  “I want to change … Continued

Amy L. Kovac-Ashley

Amy L. Kovac-Ashley will create a succession planning guide for small, independent local nonprofit and for-profit news organizations to help them grow into mature, thriving businesses that serve their communities and transition gracefully past their founding, startup stage. “What happens when a leader who’s been around for a while — who might even be a … Continued

Kelsey Tolchin-Kupferer

Mary Heisey and Kelsey Tolchin-Kupferer will create a comprehensive guide that supports radio newsrooms in creating or expanding youth media programs to train and invest in the next generation of journalists as well as engage future listeners, leaders, and supporters of radio. “We’re creating a website that will be a one-stop shop for radio stations … Continued

Tara Pixley

Tara Pixley will create an online toolkit that offers trauma and identity-informed visual journalist safety checklists, tips, gear advice, and other necessary security training elements for all visual journalists, including freelancers and students, with an emphasis on equity and ethics. It will be a globally accessible resource addressing specific risk management tools, techniques and considerations … Continued

Ryan Restivo

Ryan Restivo will build a practical tool that lowers the barrier to interactively learn best practices for search engine optimization (SEO). This tool will utilize slash commands in Slack that — once installed — can be used by anyone in a newsroom’s workspace to gather actionable SEO information and insights that they can use for … Continued

Nissa Rhee

Nissa Rhee will create a guide to using grassroots organizing techniques to equip and engage underserved audiences. This guide will include tips on who to hire, what kind of work field canvassers should do and where, and how to integrate their work into your existing audience growth strategies. It will be available in both English … Continued