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Lumina Funds Journalists Who Shape the Narrative

How Lumina supports public and nonprofit journalism organizations

The foundation's strategic media grants support efforts that rethink how education and training are delivered to an increasingly diverse group of students, in order to increase the overall education attainment rate in the United States.

We learn from the journalism we fund; sometimes we’ve been interested in the answer to a question, and we didn’t really know what the answer was, and so we’ve supported journalists to dig into it and write stories so that we could learn more about it. It some cases it started out with some of our own initial interest in the topic. We don’t have what I would call a “retail strategy”—we just don’t have enough funding to fund every local newspaper. So we what we try to do is fund journalists who are essentially shaping the narrative, people who are savvy reporters, writers and editors. That has worked pretty well.

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About the CMDS
The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. Founded in 2004 as the Center for Media and Communication Studies, CMDS is part of CEU’s School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

Kevin Corcoran leads Lumina's strategic communications team. Before assuming this role in late 2016, he spent eight years overseeing design and policy work that promoted the development of new higher education business and finance models. He holds a Master of Business Administration in corporate finance and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.

Tracy Chen
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Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in the United States that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.