# Newsbreak contributor
Wrapping up NewsBreak's first contributor grants
Earlier in the year, NewsBreak awarded 19 creators from the Contributor Network grants to fund their local journalism efforts. And the community has produced such incredible work in the past months. From spotlighting local businesses to featuring a newly opened train service, each contributor has shown a strong passion for their own local communities and dedication to telling worthwhile stories in their hometowns.
Everything Kaye: My first three months as a Contributor for NewsBreak.
What's included in this article. Why I call myself Everything Kaye, How I found Newsbreak, A BIG thanks to my followers, Recap of all my articles, just in case you missed a few, and Upcoming articles, my highest viewed, and my favorite article thus far. So scroll down and find the most interesting points, you would love to know about!
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.
Meet Melissa Frost, our May 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 May Contributor of the Month is Melissa Frost, a writer based in Lititz, PA who covers an array of local stories including restaurant reviews and family-friendly activities. Since joining NewsBreak’s Contributor Network one year ago, she’s written over 200 stories and garnered nearly 3000 followers. Read on to learn more about her NewsBreak journey and tips for fellow contributors!
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!
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.