RTDNA names 2017 journalist grants.

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation is handing out nearly $30,000 to young people who are learning the craft or getting started in radio and television news. From the RTDNA release: “This year’s scholarship class includes recipients who are fluent in French and Spanish. Children of single-parent households and children of immigrants. Seven are women of color. From the military to agriculture, race, sports, disability, and international relations, they’ve covered stories usually untold. From the Congo to Ecuador to their own hometowns, they’ve been reporting with compassion. They excel at writing, coding, data visualization, audio, and multimedia journalism. They represent the best of journalism’s future in a troubled time. Without them—without a free press—our very freedom fails.” For more, and the winners, click here.