Guide: Application Overview & Questions (2021)

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Thank you for your interest in NewsMatch 2021, a collective fundraising campaign designed to transform how communities support the journalism that serves them. 

Please note the following updates to this year’s program design this year:

  • The distribution of national dollar-for-dollar match funds will be concentrated amongst newsrooms with operating expenses below $1M in the prior calendar year (Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020).
  • All INN members of any size remain eligible to receive goal-based bonus awards and partner funds 
  • INN is working to develop and integrate resources to help newsrooms build their local match funds
  • Time-saving resources and messaging materials like the NewsMatch Campaign Toolkit will remain available to all NewsMatch participants

For more details regarding eligibility and the application process please review NewsMatch FAQs or contact

Applications will be approved on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT.

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