List of 50 news companies Facebook is donating money to

After announcing it will invest millions in local news companies, Facebook already started donating money to news outlets.

As announced via company Journalism project, Facebook already picked first 50 local newsrooms across the US and Canada that are receiving $5,000 USD grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities.

The grants will help fulfill needs such as increasing frequency of publishing, combating misinformation and serving vulnerable and at-risk groups“, explained Facebook on their site.

There were more applicants than anticipated – over 200 applications were received within the first 48 hours of the application so the „Facebook Journalism Project“ doubled its total grant pool to $2M, making it possible to award an even larger number of newsrooms.

A complete list of winners will be announced in early April.

Here is a list of first round of grantees and links to their coronavirus reporting.

The 016 LLC, Worcester, MA
Advocate Media, Dallas, TX

Read coronavirus-related coverage in Advocate Lakewood/East DallasAdvocate Lake HighlandsAdvocate Oak Cliff, and Advocate Preston Hollow.

Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Cape May County Herald, Rio Grande, NJ

Read coronavirus-related coverage and resources here.

CapitolHillSeattle.com, Seattle, WA
Carolina Panorama Newspaper, Columbia, SC

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Casa Grande Dispatch, Casa Grande, AZ

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

The Charlotte Ledger, Charlotte, NC
Clutch MOV, Marietta, OH
CNY Latino, DeWitt, NY
County 10, Fremont County, WY

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Detour Media LLC, Detroit, MI

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

ecoRI News, Providence, RI

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

El Paso Matters, El Paso, TX

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Entre Hermanos, Seattle, WA
Examiner Media, Kisco, NY
Fort Frances Times Ltd., Fort Frances, ON Canada
Friends of WLRN, Miami, FL

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Grizzly Gazette (1990) Inc., Swan Hills, AB Canada

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Idaho Press, Nampa, ID

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

The Kerrville Daily Times, Kerrville, TX

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Madison365, Madison, WI

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Menifee 24/7, Menifee CA
Metro Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Mission Local, San Francisco, CA

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Montana Senior News, Kalispell, MT
New Bedford Guide, New Bedford, MA
Newport Dispatch, Newport, VT
Niagara Frontier Publications, Grand Island, NY
NotiCel, San Juan, PR
On the 101, Santa Maria, CA
Our Time Press, Brooklyn, NY
Pine Knot News, Cloquet, MN

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Princeton Community Media, Princeton, NJ

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

QCity Metro, Charlotte, NC
QueensLatino, Queens, NY
Santa Cruz Local, Santa Cruz, CA

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Sentinel Colorado, Aurora, CO

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Shaw Media, Crystal Lake, IL

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Richland Source, Mansfield, OH

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, MO

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Southerly, Durham, NC
Spotlight Newspapers, Delmar, NY

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

SweetwaterNOW, Rock Springs, WY

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden, New Jersey

Read coronavirus-related coverage in TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Telegraph Publishing, LLC, Chester, VT

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

Wallkill Valley Publications Inc, Newburgh, NY

Read coronavirus-related coverage in the Wallkill Valley TimesMid Hudson Times and the Southern Ulster Times.

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY

Read coronavirus-related coverage here.

WURD Radio, Philadelphia, PA

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