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Uniting Great Lakes Science, Data and Journalism

Circle of Blue

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2023–December 31, 2024
  • Location Traverse City, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Midwest, Northeast, Ontario

About this grant

Circle of Blue is an online magazine highlighting water issues around the world. The grantee’s staff includes experienced and award-winning reporters who cover drinking water, climate impacts and other critical issues threatening the Great Lakes. As a member of the Great Lakes News Collaborative — a partnership across newsrooms and media outlets — the grantee has brought its expertise and content to a variety of stories from water access and insecurity to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. With renewed support, the grantee will continue to support and lead the collaborative with in-depth reporting and photojournalism, cultivate the next generation of reporters through internships and heighten public awareness concerning Great Lakes water issues.