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Equipment grants go to 7 campuses

Equipment grants go to 7 campuses

California Press Foundation

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

A total of $9,512 will be distributed beginning this month. Grants range from $772 to $1,500.

The recipients for 2019 are:

  • Bear Witness, Branham High School, San Jose
  • The Guardsman, City College of San Francisco
  • The Gamut, Oxford Academy, Cypress
  • Portola Pilot, Portola High School, Irvine
  • City College Times, San Jose City College
  • Burroughs Blockbuster, Sherman E. Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest
  • The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley

Publishers and editors from six California news 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 2020 Equipment Grants program will be accepted in Spring 2020.

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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.