SFBay Founder Jesse Garnier, Journalism Alum and Professor, Leads Grant-winning Team

April 7, 2014

SF BAY -- A team from San Francisco State University led by SFBay founder and Assistant Professor Jesse Garnier has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the inaugural Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The two-year, $1 million Challenge Fund was organized by the Online News Association and supported by the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Democracy Fund. The $35,000 grant will fund development of the Newspoints apps and website and a set of student reporting projects in San Francisco’s Mission District with community partners El Tecolote and Accion Latina. Newspoints will next compete along with the 11 other winning projects for a pool of up to $100,000 in Challenge Fund grand prizes.