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NPR says $4.7 million grant boosts local news efforts

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by The Associated Press as published by The Vancouver Courier

NEW YORK — National Public Radio said Tuesday that it has received a $4.7 million grant that will allow it to fund investigative reporting units for regional hubs in California and the Midwest.

The money comes to NPR from a foundation set up by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy. It’s the largest gift NPR has received for its collaborative journalism work.

With the money, NPR is adding a newsroom that connects its member stations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. The Schmidt grant also funds a news-sharing effort in California that was announced earlier this year. NPR already has regional hubs in Texas and a newer one for the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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  1. Interesting. Fake news in the US gets funded privately.
    In Canada, fake news is funded by the government/taxpayer.
    What a country!

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