With the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, journalists are on the frontlines reporting on what citizens need to know to be safe. As such, we are hosting a funder-only virtual discussion on these pressing issues and more.
1-1:30 p.m.—We'll hear from two journalists about the challenges and experiences newsrooms are facing, and how funders can support them during this crisis. We'll also hear about a new partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism about a $1 million grant to support U.S. and Canadian local news organizations covering the coronavirus.
1:30-2 p.m.—Funders, you'll have an opportunity to discuss with one another what your peers are doing to support journalists and COVID-19 reporting. You'll have time to share thoughts, challenges and opportunities.
- Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News
- Samantha Pak, Senior Editor for Sound Publishing's Eastside publications
- Dorrine Mendoza, Strategic Partner Development, Facebook