European Journalism Centre opens a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR). The grant programme aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues. The grant intends to raise awareness about these issues by enabling the production of stories that have a strong impact on media audiences. Apply now!
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Organization: The European Journalism Centre is an independent, international and non-profit foundation dedicated to the highest standards in journalism. Building on its extensive international network, the EJC operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of journalism related projects. These are the main goals of the EJC:
- promote high quality journalism through professional training, particularly in a European context
- provide a forum for discussion, debate, and exchanges of views and experience for journalists, editors, media executives and other media professionals
- support, through training and networking, high standards of journalism in developing countries
- promote ongoing journalistic capacity building that answers the needs of media professionals and the media industry
- monitor and reflect, via research, surveys and publications, on the present and future challenges facing the media
- create and support networks among media professionals within Europe and with other parts of the world
The EJC plays a unique role at the European and international level as a partner and organiser for media companies, professional organisations, journalism schools and governmental bodies seeking to establish activities and projects.
Duty Station: Not specified
Open To: Freelancers, staffers and media organisations are eligible to apply. There is no citizenship, nationality or residence/location restriction on the applicants as long as the final results are published in media outlets with significant reach to audiences in the following European countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. Journalists who are not specialists in development issues are strongly encouraged to apply as well.
Job description: The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) is a media-funding project operated by the European Journalism Centre (EJC). The grant programme aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues. The grant intends to raise awareness about these issues by enabling the production of stories that have a strong impact on media audiences in the following European countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Innovative reporting projects are awarded considerable funding, with an aim to support journalists, editors, and development stakeholders to perform thorough research and to develop new, exciting, and even experimental reporting, employing state of the art presentation methods and techniques of journalistic storytelling.
Fees: The average grant given is about €20,000 and applicants are encouraged to apply for a minimum grant of €10,000. Freelancers and newsrooms may apply for full funding for a project, or partial story funding to top-up existing reporting budgets. Grants cannot cover costs for the salaries of journalists who are already employed. Freelance journalist fees should be at market rate and be a reasonable percentage of the overall budget. All travel and project costs must be included; our experienced jury will reject proposals with unrealistic budgets, so research this thoroughly. Awarded grants can cover:
- Freelance fees
- Direct expenses for research and study trips, including travel and accommodation
- Technical costs to hire equipment or crew
- Access to professional databases or original data gathering efforts
- Graphics, design and visualisation
- Renting of equipment for production and post-production work
- Translations into other languages with the aim of wider reach
- Development or adaptation of software specifically directly for the implementation of the project
Application process: Applications can only be submitted via the online application form
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