Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith announced Monday the creation of a $500,000 training fund in partnership with the Knight Foundation to “help propel innovation and experimentation in journalism.”
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Smith announced the Knight-Vice innovators fund at the Knight Innovation Award ceremony, where he received the foundation’s Innovation Award “for bringing fresh perspectives and voices to journalism,” according to a press release from The Knight Foundation.
The fund, which will be administered by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, will be used to train journalists to report on difficult stories in innovative ways, according to the release.
The Knight Foundation and Vice Media will each contribute $250,000 to the fund, said Anusha Alikhan, director of communications for The Knight Foundation.
Here’s the release:
To help propel innovation and experimentation in journalism, VICE Media and the John S.
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