Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation


Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation was established in 1982 by Edith Kinney Gaylord to support projects designed to improve the quality and ethical standards of journalism. The Foundation provides grants to journalism institutions nationwide. An Advisory Committee meets periodically to review requests and recommend grants, after which the Directors act on the recommendations and if approved, distributions are made.

EEJF underwent a strategic planning process in 2008 to redefine areas of interest in order to increase its impact in grant-making. Currently, the Foundation’s main focus is on investigative reporting, professional development, youth education and special opportunities. Particular emphasis is placed on ethics and new media within each initiative.

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information.

EEJF does so through contributions to media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, primarily in areas of investigative reporting, youth education, professional development, and special opportunities.