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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

The European Journalism Centre announces 13 development reporting grant winners

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 novembre 2016

European Journalist centreThe European Journalism Centre (EJC) is proud to announce the winners of the eighth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. A combined total of more than €245,000 will be awarded to thirteen journalistic projects that advance development reporting and bring innovative storytelling on global development to a wider public.The final winners were selected during a meeting of the IDR Grant Programme Advisory Council, consisting of senior international journalists. The projects that are eligible for funding will be greenlighted upon signature of a legal contract.The awarded projects have received endorsement from significant media outlets located in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and many other countries. The winning projects touch upon multiple development issues, such as challenges faced by children in Central African Republic; European development funds spent on migration programmes in Africa; the impact of “low-fee” schools in Africa; the large-scale use of drones in Africa; the role of women garment workers in the economic and social stability of Bangladesh.The winners were chosen because of their solid story ideas and innovative multi-platform approaches, operating on the crossroads between investigative, data-driven and visual journalism. To convey complex development stories in engaging ways, the winning projects will make use of web-documentaries, graphic journalism, 360 degrees videos, virtual reality, etc. In addition, the Advisory Council applauded the synergy between the proposed formats of many applicants, as this strengthens the impact of their stories on the audience.The winners will join a boot camp training on 11-13 December, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where they will meet fellow grantees and learn from top-level media practitioners. They will work on the development of their stories, learn about leveraging multimedia storytelling techniques and develop publication strategies aimed at achieving the best possible public impact. As part of the programme, the winners will also attend the News Impact Summit “Emotions and Digital Storytelling” organised by the European Journalism Centre in cooperation with the Google News Lab.The eighth call for applications ran between 3 March 2016 and 7 September 2016. In total, 166 applications were received.

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