Bif grants from Knight Foundation to support investigative reporting

The Knight Foundation had made three significant grants to fund investigative reporting in this time of media re invention. As a Knight consultant who is about to start a local news and community hub of Oakland, these are interesting projects–I hope we’re able to partner and/or benefit from at least two of the three, if not all three.
Announced grants are for:

  • Center for Investigative Reporting  ($1.32
    million): to launch a new multimedia investigative reporting project in
    California that encourages print, digital and student journalists to
    collaborate on stories;
  • Sunlight Foundation ($565,000): to develop web
    tools so the public can easily access information on Congressional
    lawmakers, from their campaign contributions and votes;
  • ProPublica ($1.01 million): to help the investigative reporting organization create a sustainable business model;