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First Public Interest Journalism Fund recipients revealed

Daniel Dunkley
Thu, 15 Jul 2021

NZ on Air's Raewyn Rasch says the emphasis on Māori projects was a response to the lack of representation in newsrooms. (Image: Supplied)
Daniel Dunkley
Thu, 15 Jul 2021
NZ on Air has approved the first round of funding from its $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund, with about 40% of the money set to be used for Māori journalism projects.The Crown entity received more than 123 applications for the first round of PIJF funding, with the first phase of the fund earmarked for journalism projects and industry funding. NZ on Air has recommended 34 applications. National projects to receive money include RNZ’s long-running podcast, The Detail. RNZ will receive more than $806,000, despite concern...

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