Heritage Foundation Announces New Innovation Prize for The College Fix

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Heritage Foundation Announces New Innovation Prize for The College Fix

May 20, 2024 3 min read

WASHINGTON—The Heritage Foundation today announced that it has selected The College Fix as a recipient of the Heritage Innovation Prize for its Restore the Media video series.  

Run by the Student Free Press Association, The College Fix is a higher-education news website that works with college-aged writers—with the purpose of identifying and supporting young people who seek to improve campus journalism, explore careers in the media, and commit themselves to the principles of a free society.  

The Innovation Prize and its $100,000 award will help The College Fix promote leadership development and prepare for 2025.   

Heritage President Dr. Kevin Roberts released a statement upon announcement of the award:   

“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. 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. The videos will also provide professional journalism training. The College Fix will share stories to demonstrate the proper role of the media and its impact in promoting real change and determining the future of America.”                 

John J. Miller, founder and executive directed of The College Fix, added the following statement: 

“Liberal media bias exists in large measure because so few conservatives choose to become professional journalists. The College Fix is dedicated to solving this problem through the recruitment, training, and encouragement of young people--and this Innovation Prize will give us the chance to create a new series of videos that seek to address and solve the problem, and ultimately restore viewpoint diversity in a media that desperately needs it.” 

The Heritage 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, particularly those focused on 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. 

This is the fourth round of Heritage Innovation Prizes to be awarded. In 2023, winners of the Prize included Communio, the National Association of Scholars, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Speech First, and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. These awards are sponsored by The Heritage Foundation’s robust endowment for innovative conservative projects. 

For more information on the most recent Innovation Prize awards, read here, or for information on the inaugural awards, read here. For more information about the prize itself, read here