Unused funds from canceled Women in Journalism Workshop go to help photojournalists in need

Independent women, non-binary journalists can apply through April 3

The coronavirus has financially impacted the news industry, particularly journalists who work independently. To lessen the burden a bit, Women Photograph has set up an emergency fund to help women and non-binary individuals who work as freelance photojournalists.

Individuals can apply for up to $500 in one-time funding for whatever needs they may have whether it’s for childcare, work expenses or food.

The Women in Journalism Workshop, an initiative of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, is a sponsor to the fund, donating unused funds from the 2020 workshop, which was canceled because of COVID-19. Women Photograph, which is made up of more than 1,000 journalists, has been a session leader of the workshop in the past.

“The Women in Journalism Workshop is sponsoring this with the money we will not be spending this year in the hope that it helps fulfill our mission of keeping women journalists safe and healthy,” says Kat Duncan, workshop organizer and RJI’s interim director of innovation. “It is a wonderful resource and we hope it helps journalists through this tough time. Donate if you can. Apply if you need assistance.”

Click here to learn more about how you can receive assistance or help other journalists by donating funds. Apply by Friday, April 3.

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