Chronicle of Philanthropy Hails EHRP

Barbara Ehrenreich continues to fight against the odds stacked to benefit the rich — including those gobbling up and gutting media outlets — and against rank-and-file Americans and those who report on them. The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, an organization she formed in 2012 and then jump-started three years later with award-winning reporter and author Alissa Quart, makes grants to journalists who report on issues related to economic inequality.

Last year, it placed 132 articles, opinion pieces, photographic essays, and fllms in media outlets that, coupled with grant money from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, pay decent money to those practicing a threatened craft. Many of the stories sponsored by the
organization have been produced by laid- off journalists or people who have been homeless or who have served as peons in a stagnant, low-wage economy.

Read the rest of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s profile of EHRP here.

Save An Endangered Species: Journalists

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project supports independent journalists so they can create gripping stories which often counter the typical disparaging narratives about inequality. This high-quality journalism is then co-published with mainstream media outlets mobilizing readers to address systemic economic hardship.

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