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American Journalism Project
Google News Initiative
Facebook Journalism Project
Barb and Andy Fremder
Mike and Teresa Olson
Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
Deborah Farb and Eric Sippel
Evelyn Nussenbaum and Fred Vogelstein
Paula Hughmanick and Steve Berger
Michael Lewis and Tabitha Soren
Stephanie McKown and John Brennan
Chuck Fanning and Melinda Haag
Alison Teeman and Michael Yovino-Young