WURD Radio to receive $170,000 from the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund

Written by on April 10, 2020

WURD Radio will receive $170,000 from the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, a joint venture of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Knight Foundation. The funding is part of the $2.5 million Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund, announced jointly by Independence Public Media Foundation and the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund.

A broad-based, collaborative group of media funders, news enterprises, and community information providers on Wednesday announced the creation of the $2.5 million Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund to ensure that communities in the Philadelphia area have access to reliable news and information throughout and after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Created by The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF), The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund (Knight-Lenfest), the Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund will support a broad array of media and other community organizations as they provide accurate and actionable information. The Fund will focus on listening to and addressing the information needs of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities at this time of acute need. 

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