The Facebook Journalism Project, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Local Media Association have announced the first round of North American local newsrooms receiving FJP Community Network grants to support their coronavirus news coverage. SweetwaterNOW, serving Sweetwater County, Wyoming, was one of the first recipients.
Initially the group was going to award $1 Million in the fast-turnaround grants to support local news, but after such a great response from local publishers they doubled the amount to $2 Million.
If you are a freelance journalist or photographer that can cover Sweetwater County, Sublette County, or the close surrounding area – or a local journalist who wants to pick up some extra hours – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
County10, an affiliate news partner of SweetwaterNOW that serves Fremont County, was also chosen as a winner in the first round. More recipients will be chosen through April.
SweetwaterNOW has continued to provide real-time coverage to their community on the COVID-19 Coronavirus in a way that is meaningful and informational. Accurate data, engaging with the response team in the County, and also featuring the community and community members.
See SweetwaterNOW’S Coronavirus coverage here.