The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has launched a new website, www.journalismgrants.org, for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. The new website went live on Tuesday, 22 January, 2014, marking the first anniversary of the grant programme.
The revamped website gives a comprehensive overview of the 28 projects funded under the grant programme. The public can access a showcase of all outstanding projects awarded in 2013 a combined total of 550.000 Euros in funding aimed to innovate global development narratives and bring new forms of journalistic storytelling centered on the Millennium Development Goals.
“In line with the current global efforts directed at increasing transparency regarding development spending, we want to also show to the public what the funded projects are all about. Consequently, the new website provides information regarding each funded project, including the grant recipients’ names, the funded amounts, the deadlines, the aim and objectives of their stories, as well as the results of the projects”, says EJC Director Wilfried Rütten.
In 2014 the EJC will run two more rounds of applications. Don’t miss the next deadline coming up on the 26th of February 2014 (22:00 CET). Journalists and media organisations interested in breaking away from development journalism stereotypes can pitch their stories via the online application form. For questions, check the FAQ guide, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.