The Cooper Effect: CNN to Fund Gay Scholarship


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 it’s the new obnoxious “CNN windbreaker” 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 “journalists.”

Leon F. Aarons Scholarship Award [NLGJA Official Site]
CNN To Fund Gay Journalism Scholarship [365 Gay]

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