The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded ProPublica a $1.9 million grant to support the nonprofit’s work with news applications, the organizations announced today. In addition to app development, the grant will support paid news-app fellowships for journalists at ProPublica’s headquarters, as well as training seminars at journalism conferences.
“We think this is a really rich area,” said Michael Maness, v.p. of journalism and innovation at the Knight foundation. Scott Klein, ProPublica’s news apps editor, told the Nieman Journalism Lab that ProPublica will be developing more news apps focused on campaign financing as the election approaches.