Kensington Voice is proud to announce its selection as a grant recipient in the inaugural Philadelphia Local News Sustainability Initiative, spearheaded by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. The new initiative aims to strengthen the vitality of local news in the Philadelphia region through a generous two-year, $2 million grant program.
As a critical player in Philadelphia's local news landscape, Kensington Voice has been awarded $100,000. This award is a testament to our commitment to bridging news, information, and equity gaps in North and Northeast Philadelphia, specifically the Lower Northeast. The information gaps experienced in North and Northeast Philly were recently documented in a recent report commissioned by The Lenfest Institute and the Independence Public Media Foundation. The report found that North and Northeast Philly were the least frequently mentioned locations in Philadelphia's news outlets despite being the most populated.
This grant will specifically aid Kensington Voice in generating new financial support by addressing news, information, and equity gaps by expanding our community-centered reporting in North Philadelphia. As part of this grant, we will also join the other grantees in quarterly meetings to exchange ideas, successes, and challenges. These interactions are poised to create a rich learning environment, enhancing the collective impact of our journalism.
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