European Press Prize Ceremony 2019. Photo: Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta
In the business of awarding quality journalism, funding it goes hand in hand. Here is a list of resources granting European journalists financial support this Fall.
Journalismfund.eu facilitates independent cross-border investigative journalism in Europe by connecting donors and journalists. The website provides a list of European grants for several different segments of media as well as supported projects and events for journalists. On their homepage you can find all grants still receiving applications in 2020 and their upcoming deadlines.
The European Journalism Centre connects journalists while supporting their careers, newsrooms and industry. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, their Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) has funded over 140 projects across Europe. All their grants can be found here.
The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation takes individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. “Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation.” The deadline for international journalists (outside the U.S.) is Dec. 1.
Journalist and anti-corruption activist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated on Oct. 16, 2017. “To commemorate the third anniversary of the assassination of the Maltese investigative journalist, the prize will reward journalism reflecting EU principles and values.” The European Parliament has recently launched this grant in remembrance of Caruana Galizia’s work. The criteria for the prize are yet to be decided, but more information can be found here.
Entries for the European Press Prize opened on Oct.1 and will close on Dec. 11. Stories up to 5,000 words and published in any language across the 47 European countries are eligible. A short description in English is required. Journalists can submit their work here.