Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University announces $20,000 media fellowship to combat news deserts


The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University is doing a nationwide search for journalists looking to fight against the growing scourge of news deserts.

The $20,000 Doris O'Donnell Innovations in Investigative Reporting will go to a journalist in need of funding to tell a story in an underserved market.

"For many communities throughout the country, newspapers are the best – and sometimes only – source for critical local news. The death of a newspaper in one of these places leaves an informational black hole that can be devastating," said Andrew Conte, director of the Center for Media Innovation. "This fellowship offers an opportunity to shine a light on one of those communities." 

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