I-News nears first anniversary, celebrates $100,000 EEJF grant

What a way to celebrate our first anniversary!

Today, we’re announcing that our very first funder – the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation – has renewed its grant to I-News for the coming year. EEJF has awarded I-News $100,000 to help increase in-depth journalism in collaboration with news outlets across Colorado.

We’ll have more about what we’ve accomplished in our first official year. Look for it on the actual date of our anniversary: Feb. 26. But let the celebration begin now! Here’s the press release about the generous grant from one of the most respected journalism foundations in the country.

I-News approaching first anniversary, receives renewed support
$100,000 from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

DENVER – I-News, The Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, announced today that the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation has renewed a $100,000 grant to the nonprofit in-depth news service based here.

I-News is set to celebrate its first anniversary on Feb. 26, the date it launched its first multimedia in-depth report. In the past year, I-News reports have been published or aired on more than 20 media outlets across Colorado.

“We appreciate the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s vote of confidence in I-News by choosing to invest in our second year, which we expect to be even better,” said I-News executive director Laura Frank.

I-News is considered a leader in the nonprofit news sector for its entrepreneurial approach to sustaining investigative journalism for a broad audience.

“I-News is an innovative mix of journalism and business, and we’re pleased to support this entrepreneurial organization as it helps to shape the future of the media industry,” said Bob Ross, President and CEO of Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

I-News was one of 21 journalism organizations nationwide that received $1.5 million in grants from EEJF.

About EEJF
Founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information.

“Edith Kinney Gaylord was a pioneering newswoman who dedicated her life to the news business,” Ross said. “We continue her legacy at the foundation by focusing a large portion of our grants on innovative and entrepreneurial organizations who we believe may be the future models for gathering news and disseminating information to the public.”

About I-News
I-News is a nonprofit investigative news collaborative, focusing on high-impact journalism in the public interest. I-News partners with newspapers, television, radio and online news outlets across the Rocky Mountain region to increase the amount of in-depth reporting media outlets can provide their audiences. I-News reports reach some 3 million Coloradans, and a nationwide audience through the national Investigative News Network.

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