iBerkshires Awarded Facebook COVID-19 Grant
iBerkshires.com has been awarded a grant from the Facebook Journalism Project to aid us in our coverage of COVID-19's impact on our community.
We are one of only three newsrooms in Massachusetts to receive funding, including The Boston Globe. The COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program awarded $10.3 million to 144 newsrooms across the country.
"We are very thankful to receive this grant from the Facebook Journalism Project," said Boxcar Media Publisher Osmin Alvarez. "Since March we have seen our advertising revenue drop quite a bit while our page views have grown significantly.
The grant of $65,404 will help iBerkshires keep its staff together and provide us with funding for equipment and other technology to help us navigate this "new normal."
iBerkshires.com is one of the oldest online-only news sources in the nation and has provided local coverage of the Berkshires region for 20 years.