Which newsrooms will be eligible for NewsMatch’s national dollar-for-dollar match?

NewsMatch will concentrate the distribution of dollar-for-dollar match funds amongst newsrooms that have operating expenses below $1 million in the prior calendar year (January 1 to December 31, 2020).

Because NewsMatch grant dollars provide general operating support funds to the legal organizational entity, we reference the entire organization’s financial data as criteria for the matching grant funds. If your newsroom's legal entity is a university or fiscal sponsor, we will reference the total expenses of your individual publication.

Newsrooms with operating expenses below $1 million will be asked to provide verification in any of the following forms:

  • A published annual report with reported operating expense totals in the calendar year 2020, or
  • A brief letter from your Executive Director, CEO, board chair, or founder providing assurances of the values reported

All INN members of any size remain eligible to receive goal-based bonus awards and partner funds as well as learning materials and time-saving resources. Additionally, INN is working to develop and integrate resources to help newsrooms build their local match funds.

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