Univision News Receives $500,000 Grant to Expand Investigative Journalism

By: Merrill Knox | MediaBistro

Univision News has received $500,000 in grant funds from the Ford Foundation to support and expand its documentary and investigative units.

The one-year grant from the Ford Foundation’s Freedom of Expression Unit will go toward producing in-depth reports about issues that affect the Hispanic community, including immigration, civic and political participation and access to higher education. Univision will have “absolute editorial freedom and control over the issues and topics that it plans to cover,” according to the network.

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