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MacArthur Foundation awards $2.4 million to three Chicago news organizations

MacArthur Foundation awards $2.4 million to three Chicago news organizations

City Bureau, a small, 3-year-old nonprofit journalism lab on the South Side whose mission is to diversify news coverage in Chicago, just received some major news itself: a $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The award is the largest of four inaugural grants announced Thursday as part of the Jack Fuller Legacy Initiative, a new effort to boost inclusive journalism in Chicago.

MacArthur will invest a total of $2.4 million over three years to launch the Fuller initiative, named after the former Tribune editor and publisher. Other nonprofit news organizations receiving awards include Free Spirit Media and Chicago Public Media.

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