In support of Julian Assange and The Freedom of the Press.

The Lens

New Orleans, LA, United States

The Lens is the New Orleans area’s first nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest newsroom, dedicated to unique investigative and explanatory journalism. The mission of The Lens is to educate, engage and empower the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast by providing the information and analysis necessary to advocate for more accountable and just governance.

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Grant history

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $75,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2022
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $70,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2021
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $50,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2020
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $5,000
Purpose: COVID-19 Healthcare Reporter
Notes: COVID-19 is a health crisis. And The Lens needs a reporter who is well-sourced in the healthcare community and who is able to explain the science of the disease — and the response to the disease — to their readers. Such a person will be able to cover new developments on new treatments and standards of care as hospitals, government and researchers roll them out.

Year awarded: 2018
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $150,000
Purpose: General Operating Support