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#GivingNewsDay: Make a Gift to Journalism

For journalism, for democracy, for good.

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For journalism, for democracy, for good.

It's giving season and at RTDNA, we're in the spirit! On Dec. 3, we're participating in the global day of philanthropy known as Giving Tuesday. But we thought it more fitting to join our journalism-focused friends in celebrating it as #GivingNewsDay instead!

We need your support to close out 2019 with a bang and set up 2020 as our best year yet. Help us make a difference in the lives of more scholarship and fellowship recipients. Help us stand up 100 more times for journalism and the First Amendment and create more training programs that benefit journalists around the country. Your contribution matters and we’re so grateful for your support.

Like so many of us who see the true value of the press as this nation’s Fourth Estate, you know that the efforts of the Radio Television Digital News Association to protect journalism and advocate for a free press are critical. Just this year, we’ve spoken out in support of journalism hundreds of times at events, in radio and television interviews, articles and statements.

But we don’t stop at protecting journalism and the First Amendment. It’s also our mission to support the next generation of journalists and over the years, we've supported nearly 600 students and young professionals, helping them to excel at their craft and grow in their careers.

Our important work as an association and foundation doesn’t stop there either. RTDNA educates newsrooms around the country to empower more journalists with the tools they need to be successful and recognizes outstanding excellence in journalism with our Edward R. Murrow Awards.

We can’t do it alone. We need your help to continue the important work we’ve started, to make sure journalism thrives in even the most polarized, contentious climates and to rally champions of a free press as a vital pillar of democracy. Can we count on you?

Give to your passion by funding an area of your choice:

  • RTDNA: Your donation to the association allows us to continue operating as an individual membership association dedicated to supporting, training and advocating for journalists at all levels around the United States. Your donation to RTDNA is not tax deductible as the association is a 501(c)(6).
  • RTDNF: The Foundation provides training programs, seminars, scholarship and fellowship support, and research in areas of critical concern to broadcast and digital news professionals and their audience. As a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation to the Foundation is tax deductible.
  • The RTDNF Endowment: A permanent endowment established to support RTDNF, this fund is building now to protect and support the Foundation well into the future. Donations to the endowment are tax deductible, and those interested in funding at a special level can become part of our Oldfield Circle.
  • Voice of the First Amendment Task Force: By supporting the VFA Task Force, you're supporting a collaborative effort with broadcast and digital journalism companies, like-minded media associations and others to provide a vigorous defense for the First Amendment, news media access and to combat the growing vitriol toward journalism in the current divisive political and ideological environment. Donations to RTDNA are not tax deductible as a 501(c)(6) organization.
  • The RIAS Program: Since 1993, RTDNF has co-sponsored and administered exchange and production programs to give journalists the opportunity to learn directly about Germany's culture, politics and practice of journalism. Donations to the RIAS Program are tax deductible as part of the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Did you know? You can donate your vehicle, in any condition, to RTDNF. Give us your wheels and help us drive forward!