# Newsbreak contributor network
Meet the recipients of NewsBreak's first contributor grants to fund local journalism efforts
CJ Coombs - Writer, Kansas City, MO. Florida Family Insiders - Video Creator, Florida State. Thomas Smith - Writer + Video Creator, Lafayette, CA. NewsBreak's contributor grants were first announced in April and since then, we have received more than 120 unique applications from 28 states. From the completion of a special project focused on local issues, to the purchase of new equipment that will enhance content created on NewsBreak, contributors submitted a wide array of proposals. A panel of judges reviewed all applications independently and selected the above 19 grantees based in 14 states. We look forward to sharing the results of their efforts in the coming months.
Announcing the winners of NewsBreak’s AAPI Heritage Month content campaign
In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, NewsBreak launched a content campaign to highlight the stories and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Thank you to the dozens of contributors who shared uplifting stories and reminded us of the amazing contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made in our communities and around the world. If you haven’t had a chance, you can check out all the inspiring stories here.
Applications open for NewsBreak Contributor grants to fund local journalism efforts
NewsBreak is happy to announce a new opportunity for contributors to fund their local journalism efforts in 2022. From now until May 15, 2022, NewsBreak writers and video creators can apply for up to $1000 in individual grants for work that helps fulfill NewsBreak’s mission of helping people everywhere live safer, more vibrant, more truly connected lives.
Meet Adam and Madalyn, our April NewsBreak Contributors of the Month
Our Contributor of the Month series shines a spotlight on the amazing writers and video creators who make NewsBreak the vibrant space it is today. Our April Contributors of the Month are Adam and Madalyn, Chicago-based video creators who love uncovering food and fun in the Windy City and beyond. Since joining NewsBreak almost a year ago, they’ve contributed over 200 videos and garnered nearly 7000 followers. Read on to learn more about their NewsBreak journey and tips for fellow contributors!
Meet Fishing Colorado, our February NewsBreak Contributor of the Month
Our Contributor of the Month series shines a spotlight on the amazing writers and video creators who make NewsBreak the vibrant space it is today. Our February Contributor of the Month is Michael Romero, a.k.a. Fishing Colorado, who is based in Denver, Colorado. Since joining NewsBreak’s Contributor Network last spring, he’s garnered over 12,000 followers who love his original fishing and outdoor videos. We recently caught up with him to learn more about his NewsBreak journey and tips for fellow content creators.
Sharing local love stories on NewsBreak
Local Love, a Valentine’s Day-inspired content contest. Local Love content contest(NewsBreak) At NewsBreak, we love local! For our Valentine’s Day content contest, we’re celebrating with local love stories. We aren’t looking for love letters, but stories that celebrate or highlight something local that others can love or learn from. We want to hear all your creative, local and love-inspired stories this Valentine’s Day.
2021 NewsBreak Headliner Awards Winners
2021 marked the first full year of NewsBreak’s Contributor Network. To celebrate this milestone, contributors joined the NewsBreak team for the first annual NewsBreak Headliner Awards. After announcing the official nominees and evaluating submissions for standout story recognition awards, everyone gathered on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, for a virtual event to celebrate their yearlong accomplishments.
Introducing the 2021 NewsBreak Headliner Awards
The first annual NewsBreak Headliner Awards will take place January 25, 2022NewsBreak. 2021 marked the first full year of the NewsBreak Contributor Network (née Creator Program) and we have so much to look back on! On January 25, 2022, we’re inviting our contributors to a virtual event that’s all about celebrating their remarkable achievements.