This Monday, find out the finalists in the community arts journalism challenge

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This Monday, tune in for the announcement of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge finalists from 1:00-2:30 pm EST. Viewers can watch the announcement online via a live webcast, as well as the following discussion with the five winners. Joan Shigekawa, senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts at Knight Foundation, will announce the five finalists and the six Honorable Mentions at the Grantmakers in the Arts annual conference in San Francisco, Calif. The five finalists will receive grants of up to $20,000 to develop their ideas into action plans. In addition, the finalists will be eligible for up to $80,000 to implement their projects. Over 233 individuals and organizations submitted their solutions to informing and engaging audiences through local arts journalism. The challenge focused on the eight communities where Knight Foundation invests. Follow @knightfdn on Twitter for updates during the session on Monday and join the conversation using the hashtag #artsjourn. For more information, visit Videos of the finalists will be available next week.