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TEGNA Announces 2019 Media Grants to Support Diversity and Professional Development
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TEGNA Announces 2019 Media Grants to Support Diversity and Professional Development

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that the TEGNA Foundation, the
charitable foundation sponsored by TEGNA, has approved a slate of grants
to support training for the next generation of diverse journalists and
education and development opportunities for journalists and other
professionals in the media field.

“TEGNA is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the
communities we serve. Providing hands-on training and support ensures
that students entering our field, journalists and professionals are able
to gain valuable skills and thrive in our industry,” said Dave Lougee,
president and CEO, TEGNA, and chairman, TEGNA Foundation.

The 2019 Round 1 TEGNA Foundation Media Grant recipients:

  • National Association of Black Journalists supporting its initiative
    the “Black Male Media Project” and a professional development workshop
    during the 2019 NABJ Convention and Career Fair
  • Asian American Journalists Association supporting a workshop focused
    on investigative journalism at the AAJA conference
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists toward its immersion
    newsroom experience for journalism students during their annual
  • The Native American Journalist Association for funding toward a
    student newsroom experience during their annual conference
  • Investigative Reporters & Editors supporting two panels at its 2019
    IRE Conference focused on potential issues surrounding media legal
    questions and FOIA requests
  • National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association in support of its
    annual conference and to contribute to its student journalism project
  • Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media to
    support its 2019-20 educational programs based in St. Petersburg, FL
  • Online News Association supporting the ONA-U special event for
    students, educators and young professionals at their annual conference
  • Radio Television Digital News Association to support the student
    newsroom experience at their annual conference
  • ABA Fund for Justice and Education to support the First Amendment and
    Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition at their annual conference

Outside of the Media Grants category, TEGNA Foundation also made a
$25,000 grant to the National Association of Broadcasters Education
Foundation to support its 2019 Sales Institute Program.

TEGNA Foundation Media Grants support funding for the development of the
next generation of diverse journalists, in addition to efforts to
support journalism ethics and freedom of the press. Media organizations
seeking funding for specific projects that address these areas of focus
may apply to the TEGNA Foundation in two annual cycles. To learn more
about the TEGNA Foundation and the Media Grant program, click

In addition to the Media Grants, the TEGNA Foundation awards hundreds of
Community Grants annually through its 49 television stations in 41
markets across the country. Last year, the TEGNA Foundation funded
nearly 350 community grants through stations to support local needs such
as education, youth development, hunger, emergency assistance to
families and individuals in crisis and environmental conservation.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two
radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and
information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of
top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching one-third of all
television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million
adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms.
TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards,
including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy
Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for
advertisers through TEGNA
Marketing Solutions
(TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps
businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions
that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top
(OTT) platforms, including Premion,
TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit


For media inquiries, contact:
Anne Bentley
President, Corporate Communications

For investor inquiries, contact:
John Janedis
Vice President, Capital Markets & Investor Relations

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