REPORT: Governor Signs State-Funded Media Bill

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New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign a bill that would dedicate $5 million in government funding to local media projects.

The so-called “Civic Info Bill” was passed by the state legislature in June and will create the Civic Information Consortium, a nonprofit organization that gives grants to promote media in “underserved communities, low-income communities and communities of color.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Applicants apply for grants by proposing a “collaboration” between one of five public universities and a community organization, a media outlet, or a member of the state’s technology sector. The proposal must also “offer a clear benefit to communities.”

One goal of proposed grants should be to “better meet the information needs of low-income communities and racial and ethnic communities that have been underserved by the media.”

Beyond just funding, the government will have a large role in deciding who is eligible to receive such grants.

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