Top row, from left: Malika Jenkins, Anabella Poland, Gianluca D’Elia, Kei-Sygh Thomas, Luisa Ortiz Pérez. Bottom row, from left: Pat Cicchetti, Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh, Hiral Patel, Denise Clay, Asia Martin.

Meet the latest round of 2019 diversity, equity and inclusion grantees

The awards are meant to help NJ journalists attend events hosted by organizations working to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in media

Our latest 10 grant winners

Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder of an all-inclusive media site known as Muslim*, which sets to create a community and amplify the voices of Generation Z and millennial Muslim youth through the use of digital media.

There is still time to apply!

And good news in case you didn’t know about this opportunity: You can still apply! We will keep the application window open through June 15. But don’t wait; get your applications in today, funds are limited!

Click here to submit a request.

Note that the stipends can be used to cover registration, travel costs or member dues related to the event. If you need more than $500, let us know that, too, so we can consider the request.

Eligible events could include, among others:

To qualify, journalists must:

  • Reside or work in New Jersey.
  • Provide proof of employment in media, or proof of being a student studying journalism or a related field.
  • Detail which event they’re like to use the grant to attend.
  • Agree to share information about what they learned after the event, for the benefit of others in the New Jersey ecosystem.



An initiative of the School of Communication at Montclair State University

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Joe Amditis

Associate director of products + events, Center for Cooperative Media; host + producer, WTF Just Happened Today podcast.