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Ford Foundation Awards 'Washington Post' Half-Million$ Grant

  • Poynter, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:23 PM

A ray of sunshine amid the constant reports of newspaper layoffs: the Ford Foundation is giving the Washington Post a half a million dollar grant to "expand its government-accountability reporting at the national and local levels," which will pay for four new hires, according to a Post memo reprinted by Andrew Beaujon. In an earlier move to  “to preserve and advance high-quality journalism," the Foundation in May gave the L.A. Times a cool million-dollar grant to "focus on the Vietnamese, Korean and other immigrant communities, the California prison system, the border region and Brazil.”

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