Arizona Republic

City: Phoenix

Amount: $300000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Expenditure-responsibility grant to support a multimedia journalism initiative to deepen public understanding of bioscience research, industry development, and clinical advances in Arizona. This grant supports two new positions at the Republic: a multimedia reporter and a digital developer; while the reporter publishes articles, video reports, and other content for the Republic’s audiences, the developer will incorporate the content in cutting-edge formats, including virtual and augmented reality. Although these new-media projects will be available globally on multiple platforms, the developer will particularly concentrate on preparing them to be showcased at in-person events connecting the public to the biosciences.