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$35K grant to UNR for Latino journalism project

$35K grant to UNR for Latino journalism project with KNPB, Reno Gazette-Journal

$35K grant to UNR for Latino journalism project

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The University of Nevada's journalism school is teaming up with the Reno Gazette-Journal and KNPB public broadcasting to develop bilingual news coverage serving northern Nevada's Latino community ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

The Reynolds School of Journalism announced Friday it has received a $35,000 grant from the Online News Association to help finance the project, one of 11 grants awarded nationally.

Vanessa Vancour, coordinator of the school's Nevada Media Alliance, says there's currently very limited Spanish language news available in Reno and Washoe County despite a population that is more than 23 percent Latino.

RGJ Executive Editor Kelly Ann Scott says the partnership will help give citizens knowledge to make informed decisions at the ballot box.

Updated : 2021-09-17 21:26 GMT+08:00