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The European Journalism Centre announces 14 winners of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Fourteen remarkable projects will be awarded a combined total of more than 250.000 euros in funding to advance development reporting and bring the public innovative journalistic storytelling around global development topics.

New ways of storytelling: combining classic journalism with game elements

Five years ago, the capital of Haiti was devastated by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0. The tragedy was immense and resulted in a large humanitarian crisis: the whole city had to be reconstructed. The newsgame Rebuilding Haiti gives readers the opportunity to place themselves in the shoes of people involved.

The European Journalism Centre launches new website to showcase community of development journalists

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) launched a new website, www.journalismgrants.org, for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. The revamped website gives greater prominence to the 53 funded projects, while at the same time putting in the spotlight the 110 members of a large journalism community built around the grant programme.

Playing with global development: how can innovative formats explain complex topics?

In 2014, Italian journalist Emanuele Bompan published an interactive mapping system in newspaper La Stampa, showing how Italian development aid is spent. This year, he took his objective of triggering citizens’ interest in a complex topic like development cooperation one step further and created Follow the Money 2. Using gaming techniques, he asked the reader: “If you were in power, how would you use the funds for development?”

The European Journalism Centre announces new call for applications for innovative development reporting grants

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that it has received 133 applications in the fifth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Over the next five weeks, the EJC will evaluate the entries and inform all applicants of the status of their application(s). Due to the large number of submissions, we will however not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

The European Journalism Centre launches new call for applications for innovative development storytelling grants

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has launched today, January 14th, the fifth call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Journalists and media organisations can submit applications for innovative development storytelling grants until the 25th of February 2015 (22:00 CET). Story ideas can be pitched via the online application form.

Development reporting: 2015 will be the year of impact!

​The year 2014 has been extremely successful for the IDR grant Programme, with 25 new grantees, publications in the most prominent media outlets of Europe, an Online Journalism Award and plenty of innovative projects covering global development issues in a different way. In 2015, we want to keep the same level of quality and innovative reporting, and put the emphasis on the impact of our projects. Impact on readers, impact on society, impact on the media outlets themselves.

IDR Grant Programme announces twelve new winners and the first 2015 deadline

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is thrilled to announce the winners of the fourth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Twelve remarkable projects will be awarded a combined total of more than 200.000 Euros in funding to innovate global development narratives and bring to the public new journalistic storytelling around the Millennium Development Goals. An advisory council of senior journalists oversaw the final decisions of the awards.

Innovative newsgame supported by the IDR Grant Programme wins an ONA Online Journalism Award

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is thrilled to announce that "Rebuilding Haiti", an innovative newsgame supported by the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme, has just won anOnline Journalism Award, in the explanatory reporting, small category. This interactive piece, produced by a French team composed of Florent Maurin, Jean Abbiateci, Pierre Morel, Perceval Barrier and published on Rue89.fr uses a mixture of longform journalism, multimedia and gaming elements.

Over 250 applications for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that it has received over 250 applications in the fourth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme. Over the next eight weeks, the EJC will evaluate the entries and inform all applicants of the status of their application(s). Due to the large number of submissions, we will however not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

The 13 winners of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme, Round 3

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce the winners of the third round of its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Thirteen outstanding projects will be awarded a combined total of 233.000,00 Euros in funding to innovate global development narratives and bring to the public new forms of journalistic storytelling centered on the Millennium Development Goals. An advisory council of senior journalists oversaw the final decisions of the awards.

The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme extends list of eligible countries

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is thrilled to announce that it has received over 300 applications in the third round of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme. Over the next four weeks, the EJC will evaluate the entries and inform all applicants of the status of their application(s). Due to the large number of submissions, we will however not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Shortlisted applicants will have

The European Journalism Centre launches a new website for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme

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 EJC Announces New Winners And New Deadline Of The Innovation In Development Reporting Grant Programme

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce the winners of the second round of its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Twelve outstanding projects will be awarded a combined total of 225.541,00 Euros in funding to innovate global development narratives and bring to the public new forms of journalistic storytelling centered on the Millennium Development Goals. An advisory council of senior journalists oversaw the final decisions of the awards.

The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme continues next year

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that it has received 242 applications in the second round of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme. "Seeing the immense and authentic interest from media houses and freelance journalists to play a greater role when it comes to social change, the EJC, with renewed support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will continue the grant programme next year. Everyone who missed our deadlines: stay tuned.

The first awards of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme announced

Sixteen remarkable projects will be awarded a combined total of more than 300.000 Euros in funding to innovate global development narratives and bring to the public new journalistic storytelling around the Millennium Development Goals. An advisory council of senior journalists oversaw the final decisions of the awards. The projects that have been identified to be eligible for funding will be greenlighted upon signature of a legal contract.

Innovation in Development Reporting: First Round Shortlist Selection Completed

After receiving more than 500 proposals in the first round of the Innovation for Development Reporting Grant Programme, the EJC has invited 43 applicants to submit a full proposal with supporting documentation by May 19. EJC Director Wilfried Rütten asserted that making the pre-selection posed a rather formidable challenge: "We were very pleased to see that the vast majority of all story pitches we received were of excellent quality and would well deserve to be produced in any case.

Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme announces second deadline for submissions and more

We are very happy to observe such a high media interest in reporting global development stories. Regardless of the outcome, we are very enthusiastic that over the past two months journalists and media organisations have taken a closer look at and really thought outside of the box when it comes to stories from the developing world. A well-informed public in the developed world can have a positive impact on policies for the developing world", said Wilfried Ruetten, EJC Director.

The European Journalism Centre Announces Journalism Grants for Innovations in Development Reporting

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Therefore, in 2013 the EJC will implement a grants programme supported by the Gates Foundation.

El Centro Europeo de Periodismo anuncia becas periodísticas para la innovación en la información sobre el desarrollo

El Centro Europeo de Periodismo (CEP) ha recibido apoyo financiero de la Fundación Bill & Melinda Gates para dar cobertura periodística a temas relacionados con el desarrollo global y los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio de Naciones Unidas. De este modo, el CEP desarrollará en 2013 un programa de becas respaldado por la Fundación Gates.