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Program for USA, Canada and International Individuals to Develop Innovation in Journalism

Knight-VICE Innovators Fund


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
171027

Funding Source
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with VICE Media and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/16 Save

Grant Description
Mentorship opportunity for USA, Canada and International journalists for innovative projects that involve new forms of storytelling, create new tools and curricula, and have the potential to serve a global, connected audience. Projects may encompass everything from investigative techniques to new presentation styles, to new tools for storytelling.

The goal is to give the awardees a transformative experience, and to use the resources of VICE News and the CUNY Journalism School to support the development and distribution of their projects. Finalists will spend three days a week with VICE News staff, and two days a week at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for a period of up to three months.

Awardees will infuse creativity and journalistic know-how into their chosen project, which could involve cutting-edge investigative techniques, inspired new reporting methods, innovative technologies to present data, or whatever will break new ground, both in the field and in the newsroom.

The timeframe for each finalist to be in New York is flexible and relates to the specific project you are undertaking. In general, the Fund expects participants to be in New York City for a maximum of three months. The arrival and departure date of each finalist will be determined by the details of their project.

Each program participant is expected to make his or her own housing arrangements, however, you will receive a stipend to cover your housing expenses for up to three months. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will provide information about reliable resources you can use to help you in your search for housing.

The Knight-Vice program will provide a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.


Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications are accepted from both USA and International candidates.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for the first round of applications is June 1, 2016.

Complete the online application form here: https://vicenews.typeform.com/to/zL0E2H

Applicants will be notified of their status no later than July 1.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Term of Contract
The project term is up to 3 months.

Contact Information
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131-2349

P: (305) 908-2600
F: (305) 908-2698
web@knightfoundation.org

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