The 016 receives Facebook Community Network grant

  • The 016 receives grant to meet costs of covering coronavirus crisis in Worcester

    WORCESTER, MASS. The Lenfest Institute, in partnership with The Facebook Journalism Project and the Local Media Association, has awarded The 016 a Facebook Journalism Project Community Network grant.

    The grant will help The 016 meet the unexpected costs of covering the coronavirus crisis in Worcester. 

    “The grants … are designed to provide rapid-response assistance for the coverage of this fast-moving news story,” Jim Friedlich from the Lenfest Institute of Journalism said in announcing the grant program.

    “These grants will go a long way to help them provide vital information to their communities,” said Nancy Lane, CEO of Local Media Association.

    “In this trying time, the volume of important information people need and want strains all organizations that strive to provide timely, accurate and fair information,” said Mark Henderson, CEO and Founder of The 016. “Our job is to put these resources to work in and for the community of Greater Worcester as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are extremely grateful to the Facebook Journalism Project, The Lenfest Institute and the Local Media Association for their support.”

    More of the grants, which are $5,000 each, will be announced.