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The College Fix receives Heritage Innovation Prize for ‘Restore the Media’ video series

Seeking to address and correct the lopsided left-leaning bias in the media, the Heritage Foundation has selected The College Fix as an Innovation Prize recipient to launch a “Restore the Media” video series that aims to recruit, train and inspire young liberty-minded journalists.

Motivated by the knowledge that journalism represents the vital Fourth Estate that holds powerful institutions accountable, the videos will serve as an innovative tool to reach young people where they’re at and help ensure conservatives do not cede this important battleground to the left.

The funding will support a wide-ranging video series to reach, educate and motivate a wider audience of talented and driven students to embrace journalism careers, add balance and truth to the media, and tell the important stories most legacy and mainstream outlets ignore.

“We all know how important the media is and that we need more conservatives in it,” said John J. Miller, founder and executive director of the Student Free Press Association, the nonprofit that publishes The College Fix.

“This innovation prize is going to help us do a better job than ever before in recruiting some of these young people and inspiring them,” said Miller (pictured) as he accepted the prestigious $100,000 award Monday.

Heritage President Kevin Roberts said in a statement that media institutions “push one-sided narratives that form public opinion and shape the direction of our country—almost entirely to the detriment of conservatives.”

The College Fix is addressing this problem by launching the Restore the Media video series,” Roberts said. “This series will gather prominent figures in journalism to create compelling, accessible, informative videos that will explain the importance of journalism, inspire young writers to consider this noble vocation, and encourage concerned citizens to demand more of the American media.”

Launched in 2022, Heritage’s annual Innovation Prizes seek to provide ideas and solutions to problems Americans face and empower groups that spark creative disruption.

“Heritage’s Innovation Prize recognizes and provides substantive financial awards totaling up to $1 million annually to results-oriented nonprofits for projects involving research, litigation, education, outreach, or communications,” the foundation stated.

“Heritage is dedicated to addressing seven priority issues: empowering parents in education, holding Big Tech accountable, countering the threat of the Chinese Communist Party, securing America’s borders and reducing crime, ensuring free and fair elections, reducing the growth of spending and inflation, and promoting life and family formation.”

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