SD-SPJ Launches Holiday Relief Program for Journalists Impacted by COVID-19

‘Tis the season for giving. Normally around this time of year, the San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists would be planning our holiday party for all those working in the media industry in the San Diego region. Due to the pandemic, that’s not happening this year but we want to give back to those in need. 

The San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is launching a second round of our Journalist Relief Fund. We’ve allocated $250 for five $50 grants to media colleagues who’ve lost work during this tough year. We know it’s not going to cover things like rent, but we hope the grants will provide some relief. 

Those wishing to apply for a grant do not need to be members of SD-SPJ, but they must work (or have worked) in San Diego County. The application deadline is midnight, Dec. 27, 2020. You can fill out the application here.              

We are also accepting donations from those wishing to contribute to the SD-SPJ Journalist Relief Fund via our PayPal account so we can do more to help local journalists in need. Donations will be equally distributed to those who receive grants this time around. Please note: Donations are not tax-exempt, but they will go a long way. To donate, click here

For questions related to the Journalism Relief Fund, email spjsandiego@gmail.com.

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