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Knight Injects $390,000 into Four Community News Sites

This from a Knight Foundation news release:

MIAMI – Four online community news sites will expand their local reporting staffs and bring their communities more content, with a combined $390,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The grants aim to help the non-profit sites draw a larger audience by providing more local news, a key to their long-term viability.

The grant recipients are:

  • MinnPost, which provides news and analysis, including video and audio, from experienced journalists primarily in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
  •, the only professionally-staffed, nonprofit online news site in California.
  • Chi-town Daily News, which uses citizen journalists and staff reporters to cover Chicago’s 75 neighborhoods.
  • St. Louis Beacon, which emphasizes local news on its site founded by veteran journalists, and partners with its local public TV station.

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