Funding for news deserts

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If you’re a freelancer in the US, Parachute, a new initiative from the Solutions Journalism Network, is offering $500 for feature stories based in any news desert around the country.

Read the full guidelines for pitching here. Parachute will also help local newspapers based near news deserts get connected with local freelancers.

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