Press Freedom Accountability Project

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (NLA), launched the U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project in light of the unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States in the summer of 2020. The initiative supports reporting on press freedom violations and accountability.

The U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project, funded by CPJ, is providing grants between $2,000 and $5,000 for newsrooms reporting on threats to journalists in the U.S., with particular interest in treatment of the media by law enforcement. CPJ and NLA are seeking applications from newsrooms across the country. News organizations can apply, or freelancers with a publication on board willing to publish their work.

Stay tuned for the next application deadline. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. A panel of experts organized by NLA and CPJ will review applications. Reach out to with any questions.

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News Leaders’ Association

NLA is the result of a merger between the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Associated Press Media Editors (APME). Their stated mission is to: a. Advocate for the values of…
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Location(s) where available

United States (all)

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Areas of focus

General Funding
Underrepresented Community(ies)

Application deadline:
May 23, 2022
This is a recurring opportunity