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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 05:36 PM

First Tennessee Foundation donating $500,000 to The Daily Memphian

First Tennessee Foundation is awarding $500,000 to The Daily Memphian over the next five years.

Charles Burkett, chairman of the First Tennessee Foundation, said he has seen a lot of demand for the digital content The Daily Memphian is putting out.

With the introduction of the online news outlet, daily updates and its accomplished staff of Memphis journalists, Burkett said the foundation "decided it would be very good for the community to have an additional news source."

“The gift from the First Tennessee Foundation allows us to invest in people — more reporters and editors who can help us fulfill our mission of providing high quality, independent journalism to the Memphis area,” said Eric Barnes, president and executive editor of The Daily Memphian.

Read more: https://www.dailymemphian.com/section/business/article/2841/First-Tennessee-Foundation-donating-500000-to-The-Daily-Memphian

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