The Online News Association, Knight Foundation and Google News Initiative are partnering to launch an open call for ideas, offering ten grants of up to $20,000 each to test, refine and build out a project.
This is an open call for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism. From May 30 to June 28, we invite you to submit your idea to win a share of $200,000, which we will award at the Online News Association conference in Austin, Texas Sept. 13-15, 2018.
Who may enter the Journalism 360 Challenge?
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.
Who decides who wins?
The Online News Association will determine the winners of the challenge. During the review process, we read applications with the help of a group of outside advisers and field experts as well as representatives from Knight Foundation and Google News Initiative.
How much money is available?
Winners will receive a share of $200,000 for early-stage projects. The funding will go towards testing, refining and building out a project.
What kind of projects are ineligible for funding?
As required by IRS rules, the Challenge funds can’t be used to:
- Engage in direct lobbying activities (i.e., contacting legislators regarding specific legislation).
- Engage in grassroots lobbying activities (i.e., encouraging the public to contact legislators regarding specific legislation).
- Participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for elective public office.
- Support a voter registration drive (unless the grantee is a Section 4945(f) organization).
- Benefit a private party (other than through providing grant funds to conduct activities in furtherance of charitable and educational purposes).
What are the funding options for a nonprofit organization?
We offer charitable grants to registered U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
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