National Press Club

Foundation awards press-freedom grant to National Press Club Journalism Institute

February 16, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) has received a $107,000 grant from the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation to support a series of programs that will examine barriers to press freedom in the United States and abroad.

Founded in 1989, the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation makes grants each year to nonprofits active in journalism, as well as nationally prominent universities, arts organizations and hospitals.

“This gift is welcome support for our programming in press freedom and journalistic excellence. We’re very grateful for this recognition of our efforts to fulfill our mission of promoting a transparent global society through an independent and free press,” said NPCJI President Barbara Cochran.

Based in Washington, D.C., the National Press Club Journalism Institute is the non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club. It serves as a beacon for journalistic credibility and integrity around the world.

The NPCJI also provides innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals. It offers a broad range of professional development programs focusing on high standards, ethical conduct and best practices in a rapidly changing media environment.

In recognition of the gift, the NPCJI is installing a plaque to be displayed in Club’s Eric Friedheim Library.