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Equipment grants go to 12 campuses

Equipment grants go to 12 campuses

Twelve California campus newspaper programs will receive grants from the California Press Foundation to improve their production hardware and software.

A total of $15,000 will be distributed this month. Grants range from $300 to $1,500.

The winning publications for 2017 are:

  • Daily Aztec, San Diego State University
  • Harbor Tides, Harbor College, Wilmington
  • Monarch Messenger, Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, Wilmington
  • Rampage, Temple City High School
  • Raven’s Call, Vista del Lago High School, Moreno Valley
  • The Collegian, CSU Fresno
  • The Mirror, Van Nuys High School
  • The Olympian, Castro Valley High School
  • The Panther Prowler, Newbury Park High School
  • The Word, John F. Kennedy High School, Granada Hills
  • Viking News, Long Beach City College
  • Wolfskill News & Review, Wolfskill Continuation High School, Winters

Editors and publishers from 14 California newspapers reviewed and endorsed the applications for Cal Press.

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 2018 Equipment Grants program will be accepted in Spring 2018.

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 to learn more and to join.