Local Cross-Border Journalism
New funding and training opportunities for local, cross-border, investigative reporting!
Date: May 18, 2022 – May 18, 2022
From 16:00 till 17:00 CET
Target audience: Journalists (freelancers and staff) from and/or operating in the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine.
The contribution of local news media to healthy democracies is vital. Transitions has teamed up with three other European organizations to launch “Cross-Border Local,” which will strengthen cross-border, local investigative journalism across the continent. The initiative will offer grants to journalists interested in local, cross-border investigative journalism; training and mentoring in various aspects of investigative journalism; and a mini-MBA for local news media executives. The resulting stories will create awareness among local journalists and citizens that local or regional items often also have an international dimension, and vice versa, that European topics have repercussions down to the local level. The details:
- We will be launching the project with an introductory webinar on 18 May, but the story grant program is already open.
- Speakers will outline the main funding and training opportunities, but we also need your help!
- After we introduce the project, we plan to engage in a collective brainstorming to determine where the training needs are greatest and how this initiative can fill the gaps.
- Your input on what skills are most needed for investigative journalists – especially on the local level – will help us design the training opportunities that we will be offering in the near future.
Registration and participation: Zoom
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