Thursday, April 9, 2020
CLOSE
 
HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism announces $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 24, 2015

FAM HEA - college grant

Grant to Support the School’s Center for Innovation in Digital Media, and Challenges Additional Donors to Provide Matching Funds Towards the Goal of Raising a Total of $1 Million

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications recently announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox, the world’s leading portfolio of film and television brands. The funds, which are conditional on the school raising a matching amount of $500,000, will support activities inside the Scripps Howard School’s new Center for Innovation in Digital Media. Established through initial funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Center is designed to enable Hampton University students to learn about and explore new ways of gathering and distributing media content.

“The media industry has an insatiable need for innovation and ideas that leverage the power of digital technology,” said Brett Pulley, dean of the Scripps Howard School. “This generous grant not only recognizes the extraordinary potential that these students possess, it also challenges other media companies to step up and acknowledge that the future of the industry is dependent upon developing a broad and diverse workforce. This challenge grant will help us establish a program that will place our students among the great young minds now focused on creating new media platforms and pioneering the future of our industry.”

“This grant exemplifies 21st Century Fox’s continuing mission to cultivate and nurture the next generation of storytellers on all platforms,” said Julie Henderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of 21st Century Fox. “The invaluable work done by Hampton’s Center for Innovation in Digital Media underscores the need to empower young people with the necessary tools to realize their dreams within the creative industries, and we are immensely proud to be a part of that process.”

The Center’s mission is to foster diversity within digital media, providing the industry with broader ranks of innovative and competitive talent and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The grant will cover, among other initiatives, digital media projects by students, which include producing research, business plans, media products such as apps, and also assist in placing graduates in digital media jobs.
For more information or to inquire about contributing, contact The Scripps Howard School, at 757-727-5405.

Categories: National | News
Tags: | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
87 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    
Videos


Photo of the Day

Events

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

© 2020 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »