Funding Travel, Ground and Research Costs for Independent Journalists
Created early 2017 in response to diminished funding of independent investigative journalists within US mainstream media, The Intrepid News Fund promotes under-reported news and human interest stories from Latin America. We accomplish this by funding travel, ground and research costs for independent journalists. Our funding is non-biased and seeks to challenge and encourage broader U.S. mainstream media coverage of the Americas.
As an experienced team comprised of professional journalists, humanitarian workers and Latin American experts, we united at a time of historic “fake news” production, as well as, out of great frustration with the composition of the US mainstream media; an industry owned and controlled by 6 corporations. Additionally, our funding helps alleviate the financial burden of investigative journalism for both large and small news platforms.
Free of corporate influence, The Intrepid News Fund seeks, in a non-biased manner, to broaden public discourse and understanding of all of the Americas by raising funds to put independent journalists on the ground in Latin America.
SECOND FUNDING CYCLE GOES TO DENNIS FLORES
The Intrepid News Fund is pleased to announce journalist, multimedia artist, activist and educator Dennis Flores as the recipient of our second funding cycle. Our award will help Dennis continue on-the-ground reporting from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Dennis is the co-founder of El Grito de Sunset Park and is currently coordinating Sunset Park Relief Coalition‘s efforts to provide critically needed supplies to Puerto Rico. Prior Latin American work includes 10 months in Oaxaca providing news coverage of the 2006 teachers’ strike. Watch for Dennis’ coverage of Puerto Rico on NY1 TV and NY PIX 11 News.
We proudly fund raise as a fiscally sponsored project of the Institute for Public Accuracy (http://www.accuracy.org/). The Intrepid News Fund is managed via a “virtual office” platform guaranteeing the majority of your donation supports on-the-ground news projects.
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The Intrepid News Fund promotes under-reported news and human interest stories from Latin America. We accomplish this by funding travel, ground and research costs for independent journalists. Our funding is non-biased and seeks to challenge and encourage broader U.S. mainstream media coverage of the Americas.