With the relentless intensity of the news agenda and media outlets’ economic sustainability in jeopardy, the pressure on freelance journalists and local reporters has never been greater. More broadcasters and newspapers are turning to these sources of reportage but life and pay remains precarious for these journalists.

More enlightened media organisations now seek to provide training in staying safe for their regular contributors, but others may demand much and reward little.

KSMF’s awards program plays a major role in keeping a focus on the lives and work of these reporters. To continue to do so, we need to maintain the health of the Fund through donations and endowments. In short, we need you to help us, so we can help them. Any contribution, whatever the size, is much valued by us and we welcome any support you can give.

You can send a check or money order to:

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund
4441 MacArthur Boulevard NW
Washington, DC 20007

Or donate now through Network for Good.

Current donors to the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund

  • AOL Time Warner
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Mary C. Blake Gift Fund
  • Brokaw Family Foundation
  • Sabina Cosic
  • Disney/ABC
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • Myriam L. Hallock
  • Tony Mauro
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Story House Productions, Inc. on behalf of Anthony Loyd
  • Family of the late Michael George Hofman, whose gift has made the ‘News Fixer’ Award possible
  • The Poklon Foundation

We also wish to thank those donors who choose to remain anonymous.

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