Univision News has received $500,000 in grant funds from the Ford Foundation to support and expand its documentary and investigative units.
The one-year grant from the Ford Foundation’s Freedom of Expression Unit will go toward producing in-depth reports about issues that affect the Hispanic community, including immigration, civic and political participation and access to higher education. Univision will have “absolute editorial freedom and control over the issues and topics that it plans to cover,” according to the network.
“This grant strengthens our ability to continue providing the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. with the quality news and information that Univision is unwaveringly committed to,” Univision president of news Isaac Lee said in a statement. “The grant allows us to offer Hispanic audiences serious, reliable, in-depth investigative reporting that goes far beyond what is currently being presented in the mainstream media.”
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