Civil Boosts are meant for newsrooms and journalists to fund and support projects and needs that they come across to help their journalistic ambitions. This can range from:
- Going to a location to provide on-the-ground reporting
- Pursue a FOIA request
- Buy a piece of equipment such as a microphone or a camera
- Complete a particular investigation
- Cover expenses for a featured story
Boosts are meant to cover general newsroom, reporting and project costs. They’re not meant for crowdsourcing large projects or personal, non-journalism-related expenses.