We just got word at BW headquarters that we're the lucky recipients of a grant to increase diversity in Boise Weekly.
Started in 2001 to encourage minority journalists to consider careers in alternative journalism, the diversity grant is awarded annually by Boise Weekly's trade association the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.
In addition to funding one paid internship this semester, the diversity grant expanded this year to also fund a diversity project. Boise Weekly has been awarded $1,250 to hire several writers within the local refugee community who will blog regularly on life in Boise.
Stay tuned to boiseweekly.com for the launch of our new writing team.