- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 09/01/06 to 09/30/08
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
To help BlackCollegeWire.org find a new, permanent home
BlackCollegeWire.org, a news service that advances journalism in historically black colleges, has expanded since it was created in 2002 by Knight funding. It has been housed at Florida A&M and the National Association of Black Journalists. This grant will give BlackCollegeWire.org time to search for a new, permanent home, with the help of the Maynard Institute; create and implement a strategic plan to expand the project’s mission; and continue to expand the news service, by adding at least three more schools’ online publications to the site. The project aims to give students of color better access to practical journalism experience, and to help improve journalism education at historically black colleges and universities.