Oklahoma City-Based Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Presents Nationwide Journalism Grants

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Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in grants to 21 journalism organizations nationwide.

Founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord, the Oklahoma City-based 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," said Bob Ross, president and chief executive officer of Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. "We continue her legacy at the foundation by focusing a large portion of our grants on innovative and entrepreneurial organizations that we believe may be the future models for gathering news and disseminating information to the public."

Investigative reporting grants included $150,000 to Tulsa Community Foundation for Oklahoma Watch for an investigative and in- depth reporting team that collaborates with other news organizations and higher education to produce journalism that makes a difference in the lives of Oklahomans.

Other investigative reporting grants included $125,000 to Investigative News Network; $100,000 to Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network; $100,000 to InvestigateWest; $80,000 to Chicago News Cooperative; $75,000 to Saint Louis Beacon; $75,000 to Fund for Investigative Journalism; $75,000 to Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; $60,000 to FairWarning; $50,000 to WyoFile; $50,000 to Texas Tribune; $50,000 to InvestigateNY; and $50,000 to American University for Investigative Reporting Workshop. …