Project for Media and National Security Awarded 2-Year Carnegie Grant

July 28, 2022

The Project for Media and National Security at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that Carnegie Corporation of New York has pledged to renew its financial support for another two years.

This funding will allow the Project to continue working to deepen the public’s understanding of military, cyber, nuclear and other national security issues.

“We at the Project for Media and National Security are honored and grateful that this generous grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York will allow us to continue our mission,” said Thom Shanker, the Project’s director.

“The nation and, indeed, the world are facing increasing challenges of fake news, misinformation and disinformation,” Shanker added. “There has never been a more important time for a non-partisan organization like the Project for Media and National Security to be highly partisan in favor of fact, accuracy, truth and the forthright exchange of information on national security issues.”

The Project provides a forum for meaningful, serious and calm conversations between journalists and national security leaders, which Corporation International Peace and Security Program Officer Pat Nicholas sees as a substantial contribution to independent national security journalism. The Project continues to research and identify emerging issues; provide exclusive reporting opportunities for journalists to deepen their knowledge of these critical topics; and convene policymakers, journalists, and security experts. The strategic goal is strengthening news coverage that broadens the public’s access to trustworthy information on the pressing national security issues of our time.