Deadline: June 28, 2018
Applications are now open! This is an open call for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism. Submit your ideas on how to accelerate immersive storytelling in news to win a share of $200,000, which they will award at the Online News Association conference in Austin, Texas Sept. 13-15, 2018.
The Online News Association, Knight Foundation and Google News Initiative are partnering to launch this open call for ideas, offering ten grants of up to $20,000 each to test, refine and build out a project.
The Journalism 360 Challenge
How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism?
This is an open call for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.
Ten projects will receive up to $20,000 each.
In addition to the funding opportunity, Challenge winners become part of the Journalism 360 ecosystem and have access to our ambassador team and a growing network of immersive storytellers. Our goal is to build a community of people who are passionate about new ways of storytelling and are excited to learn from one another and the community at large.
- The challenge is open to journalists, technologists, entrepreneurs, gamers, software developers and academics, news organizations, startups, established businesses, nonprofits and individuals, anywhere in the world.
- The Journalism 360 challenge is open to applicants from anywhere in the world. However, the application must be completed in English to be placed under consideration and receive fair evaluation by their reviewers.
The deadline to apply is June 28, 11:59 p.m. Eastern (3:59 a.m. UTC).
They will ask a few questions to get a sense of your project, how you’re approaching it, and who you are. During the first stage, you do not need to provide a detailed budget or complete a request for a specific amount of funding. They’ll ask budget questions in the next stage for those entries selected as semifinalists.
While the submission phase is open, you can save your application as a draft and revisit any time.
For more information, visit Journalism 360 Challenge.