President's Discretionary

Record-Journal, Inc.

2021 - $25,000

Fiscal agent: Meriden-Wallingford Community Foundation

This funding supports RJ Media Group, the parent company of the Record-Journal newspaper and other Meriden-area publications, in its effort to provide trusted information on the COVID-19 vaccines to Latino communities. Although Latino residents are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, they are less likely than white residents to get vaccinated and are disproportionately affected by disinformation about the vaccines. Through this project, the Record-Journal is producing and publishing information about the COVID-19 vaccines in English and Spanish, and working with partners to distribute it widely.