Deadline: September 7, 2016 | Apply here
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Eligibility: journalists and media outlets that target audiences in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
Prize: around EUR 18 000
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 nine European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Innovative reporting projects are awarded considerable funding. The aim is 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.
At a time when many media organisations face financial constraints, the grant programme aims to encourage media houses to go beyond their usual reporting approaches and thus set a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage. The grant project is supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Applicants must apply for a minimum grant of €8,000. The average grant given is expected to be about €18,000.
Full grants may cover direct expenses for journalistic research and study trips, including travel and accommodation, possible technical costs for equipment or crew, information procurement costs (such as access to professional databases or original data gathering efforts), graphics design and visualisation, adaptation of software, and other justified costs incurred directly for the implementation of the project.
Journalists and media outlets that target audiences in one or more of the following nine European countries are eligible to apply: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The stories can be published in any of the official languages of the admissible countries.
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