CNN will donate a whopping 100K to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Scholarship Fund. Our theory: Some top brass at CNN pissed off Anderson Cooper (maybe itâ€™s the new obnoxious â€œCNN windbreakerâ€ he has to wear) and this is how they appeased him.
The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award is named in the memory of the late Leroy F. Aarons, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor and the founder of the NLGJA.
The $5,000 Aarons scholarship will be awarded annually to an LGBT undergraduate or graduate student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community.
All jokes aside, we applaud CNN for their hefty contribution to a worthy cause. We would apply ourselves but no one would ever consider us â€œjournalists.â€