Local Journalism and Media Literacy

Central to healthy, engaged, and informed communities, as well as the legacy and history of The Steinman Foundation and the Steinman family, The Foundation is committed to the advancement of quality community journalism and media literacy. In support of this goal, The Foundation has funded water quality research and reporting, supports the Steinman Fellows Program, and remains committed to quality journalism and investigative reporting throughout Lancaster County.

Lancaster County Local Journalism Fund

The Lancaster County Local Journalism Fund was established to ensure that the Lancaster County community continues to be informed, engaged, and empowered by independent local journalism. The fund awards grants to local organizations engaged in investigative and public interest journalism and in media literacy. The Steinman Foundation provided $500,000 of seed funding to the fund in 2020.

Local Journalism Fund

The Lancaster County Local Journalism Fund and LNP Media Group are looking for young journalists to participate in the Steinman Fellows program, which supports two full-time news reporting positions for two-year terms, with salary and benefits. Emerging journalists of color with strong digital-first skills can apply for this fellowship.

The selected journalists work as reporters, photographers and videographers across digital and print platforms covering Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The fellowship seeks to foster the professional development of emerging journalists while helping LNP cover and engage segments of the community that are underserved. Applicants should have familiarity with working in the journalism field, but this experience can come from a school newspaper, volunteer position, etc.

Candidates must email their cover letter and resume to Tom Murse, Executive Editor for LNP and LancasterOnline, at tmurse@lnpnews.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.