Nine California campus newspaper programs will receive grants from the California Press Foundation to improve their production hardware and software.
A total of $11,400 will be distributed this month. Grants range from $550 to $1,500.
The recipients for 2018 are:
- Buena Speaks, Buena High School, Ventura
- The Runner, CSU Bakersfield
- The De Anza Times, De Anza High School, Richmond
- The Trojan Tribune, Durham High School
- The Syrinx, Fresno Pacific University
- The Matador, San Gabriel High School
- Hi-Lights, Sanger High School
- Raven Report, Sequoia High School, Redwood City
- The Gusher, Taft Union High School
Publishers and editors from 12 California newspaper companies endorsed the applications for Cal Press. A panel of three executives reviewed the applications.
The grants go toward the purchase of new hardware or software, or for upgrades to improve the quality of the publication’s content and delivery. Applicants submitted detailed essays describing their current equipment, its limitations, why they need new or upgraded equipment and how that equipment would improve their publications.
Applications for the 2019 Equipment Grants program will be accepted in Spring 2019.
The mission of the California Press Foundation is to be the guardian of the history and traditions of California journalism, to recognize and honor contemporary achievements, to assure the future of California journalism through encouragement of education and to provide a social and educational forum for its members. Please visit the Cal Press website to learn more and to join.