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MOLLY National Journalism Prizes

Submissions for the 2022 MOLLY Awards are now open. The MOLLY Investigative Journalism Prize is an annual award of $5,000, open to national print and digital outlets. For the second year,...

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Watchdog Fund: Support for Colorado Journalists Reporting on Inequities

Colorado journalists and media makers who need access to public records in order to investigate and report on social, economic, racial and other inequities can now find support from a new “watchdog fund” established by the Colorado Media Project. Seeded by The Colorado Trust, the fund will reimburse qualified applicants for money they spend on …

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MOLLY National Journalism Prizes

Submissions for the 2022 MOLLY Awards are now open. The MOLLY Investigative Journalism Prize is an annual award of $5,000, open to national print and digital outlets. For the second year, the Texas Democracy Foundation and the Texas Observer will also be presenting an award of $2,000 for Excellence in Political Commentary, in memory of the biting analysis …

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Rare Diseases Conference & Fellowship from NPF

There are 7,000 rare diseases in the world that affect 350 million people. But covering rare diseases has been a particular challenge for journalists because the word “rare” itself implies that the topic isn’t of particular interest to mass-market news audiences.  In fact, rare disease is not particularly rare among humans – an estimated 8% to 10% of the global population …

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Let’s Talk About Fundraising Around Elections

Join the Lenfest News Philanthropy Network on Tuesday Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. MDT for a Community Chat focused on fundraising around the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.  Community Chats are unstructured peer-to-peer discussion opportunities where we can all come together to share ideas, raise questions and challenges, and think through strategies. The Community Chat is …

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GNI Digital Growth Program: Business Best Practices Workshops

Are you a business executive or manager at a small to midsize news organization? In this series, publishers will share best practices that they have learned from their participation in GNI Labs and beyond. GNI will be highlighting success stories inspired by lessons covered in previous workshops across the Digital Growth Program’s five business topics: …

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API’s Election Coverage & Community Listening Fund

The American Press Institute is accepting applications from local news organizations for small-project funding to support efforts to improve your newsroom’s relationship with your communities through election coverage this year. Eligible local news outlets can apply for funds through August 17, 2022 in amounts from $1,500 to $5,000 per newsroom. The grants are being awarded as …

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Stories and Storytellers Mixer

COLab partners are invited to the Stories and Storytellers mixer from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Buell Public Media center. This is a chance to meet with experts and sources for climate change, climate equity and justice, regenerative agriculture and business, the just transition for oil and gas, and more. It’s sponsored by The Alliance Center, which is kind of like the COLab for these kinds …

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Apply for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network

ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network is seeking five local accountability projects to fund and partner on from November 2022 through October 2023. ProPublica will pay the salary (up to $75,000), plus a benefits allowance, for reporters at partner news organizations. Each reporter will spend one year tackling an investigative project that is important to their communities.  …

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Local that Works Contest 2022

Welcome to the sixth annual Local that Works contest from The Current!  Local that Works spotlights original initiatives that demonstrate the power of local media to inform, engage, educate, inspire, convene, and transform communities, with a particular interest in innovative cross-platform projects that expand and diversify audiences, especially projects that can be replicated or scaled by small and mid-size media organizations elsewhere.  Grand …

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Apply for the 2022 #newsCOneeds Cohort

Colorado Media Project (CMP) is once again offering $5,000 matching grants to selected nonprofit and locally-owned Colorado newsrooms, to participate in the 2022 #newsCOneeds matching challenge. Applications are due by 5 p.m. MT on Wednesday, August 24. Those selected for a matching grant will work as a cohort with COLab and will receive coaching to develop their year-end fundraising campaigns, …

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National Native Media Conference 2022

The Native American Journalists Association will host the National Native Media Conference Aug. 25-27, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Special events and programs will also be hosted at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. NAJA will also offer content on-demand to members and attendees through a custom virtual event platform …

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Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

The National Press Foundation is now accepting applications for two all-expenses-paid fellowships for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, taking place October 17 – 19 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 29, 2022.  The National Press Foundation offers two all-expenses-paid fellowships for the annual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at …

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CMP’s Advancing Equity in Local News Grantee Convening

Registration for the Colorado Media Project’s Advancing Equity in Local News Grantee Convening is now open! The convening will be held in Aurora, CO at the Lowry Conference Center, from September 14-16, 2022. Whether you’re a Colorado journalist, a student or faculty member, a librarian or teacher, an advocate or business leader, a funder or community member or …

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2022 CPA Convention

After two years of canceled or virtual conventions, the Colorado Press Association is excited to announce the 2022 Convention will be taking place in-person in Denver, CO from September 15 – 17, 2022. Network with peers across the state, share ideas and learn from industry experts to produce better journalism, build more innovative and sustainable …

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Online News Association 2022 Conference

As the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media, ONA’s annual conference is a global journalism festival offering interactive panels, workshops and networking events with some of the most innovative minds in digital news media, including audience and analytics professionals, news product, strategy and business executives and entrepreneurs. Learn …

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Save the Date for IRE’s DBEI Symposium

IRE’s second annual event focused solely on diversity and equity issues, the DBEI Symposium, will be held virtually on October 20-21, 2022..  The symposium will focus on helping journalists with newsroom diversity issues and with investigating inequality in their communities, from education and labor to housing and criminal justice. Registration information will be available soon.

Independent News Sustainability Summit

Coming in October 2022, the Independent News Sustainability Summit will bring the leaders of independent local news back together in one place. The summit is: ▪︎ A first-of-its-kind conference focused on revenue and sustainability for independent news businesses▪︎ An in-person gathering for independent publishers and other current and future news leaders▪︎ A celebration of the best work, innovation, and experimentation in …

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Save the Date: SRCCON CARE

The next SRCCON (Source Con) event is December 8-9, during which individuals will gather online to focus on the role of care in journalism. SRCCON has always been rooted in care and support— having had a dedicated page about it for years!—and approaching work with thoughtfulness and consideration is a huge part of how OpenNews operates. With SRCCON:CARE, …

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Emergency Grants for Coverage of Threats to Democracy in the U.S.

Through the Fund for Investigative Journalism, emergency grants are available for investigative stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sectors related to threats to democracy. These can include, for example, investigative stories on barriers to voting, voter suppression, misinformation, political influence in election systems, efforts to undermine the rule …

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Apply to Mentor a Vet

Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) is a professional association that creates community for vets, supports their career growth, and advocates for increasing newsroom diversity through hiring more vets. Are you a journalist interested in helping develop the careers of military vets in journalism? If so, apply to become a mentor. You must have three years …

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Apply for a Military Veterans in Journalism Grant

Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) offers Journalism Grants for quality stories about issues related to disabilities in the military veteran community. This program helps aspiring journalists grow professionally in their reporting careers and publish quality stories about issues related to disabilities in the military veteran community. Grant amounts vary depending on the story, and start …

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United States Journalism Emergency Fund

Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order they were received. Learn more by visiting IWMF. The International Women’s Media Foundation has partnered with the Craig Newmark Philanthropies to establish the United States Journalism Emergency Fund to directly support U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to our functioning democracy. Applicants must …

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The Black Press Grant Program

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will provide grant funding to support freelance reporters and producers at Black-owned news outlets. The grants aim to help ensure Black-owned media outlets are resourced with original and innovative coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its intersections within the nation’s K-12 education system. Journalists and those within Black-owned media …

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Receive Individual Advice on Your Local Investigative Project

ProPublica‘s Local Reporting Network (LRN), which focuses on supporting local and regional newsrooms to produce journalism that affects their communities, is hosting “Office Hours” so journalists can get advice on shaping a local investigative project.  Sign up through this form and upload a one-page description of the project or ideas you have in mind. You’ll be paired with a …

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