The Reporters Committee Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $450,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in support of RCFP’s work defending journalists’ legal rights in the face of increased threats to press freedom. The funding will go directly toward offering journalists and media organizations free legal resources to protect their First Amendment rights.

The new funding from the MacArthur Foundation will support a broad range of RCFP initiatives, with a particular focus on increasing the organization’s capacity to represent journalists and news organizations in freedom of information and access cases and to assist with pre-publication review, training, and guidance to help reduce legal exposure.