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$1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

Type: Foundations
Source: Online News Association
Program: $1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education
Eligibility: The Challenge Fund is open to U.S.-based colleges or universities working in collaborative teams made up of educators, students, researchers, media professionals, technologists and designers to provide local news coverage.

Endorsements for the programs from the Dean or Program Director are encouraged but not required. The ability to obtain matching funds is considered in project selection but not required.

Here’s an example of a project team:

Educators (Team Lead)
Students
Media partners such as local television, radio, newspaper, and technology outlets
Researchers
Technologists and designers
Local community residents
Purpose: The Goal Of The $1M Challenge Fund For Innovation In Journalism Education Is To Hack The Journalism Curriculum Using Customized Versions Of The Teaching Hospital Model. The Fund Supports Universities To Partner With News Organizations, And Explore New Ways Of Providing Information To Their Local Communities.

Winners Receive Up To $35,000 In Micro-grants To Support Live, Local News Experiments. Winners Can Then Compete To Win Up To $100,000 In Additional Grand Prizes For Best Project And Evaluation.

We’ve Partnered With The Excellence And Ethics In Journalism Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation And The Democracy Fund To Launch This $1 Million Challenge Over Two Years.

Will This Change The Face Of Journalism Education As We Know It? We Hope So. We Know There Are Many Educators, Technologists, Researchers, Students And Media Professionals Who Are Excited About Collaboratively Exploring The Possibilities.
Deadline: 02-13-2014
Award Min: $35,000.00
Award Max: $100,000.00
Quantity: Unknown
Period: Awards.
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Winners will be notified and announced in April 2014. Projects should begin in the summer or fall of 2014 and be completed or launched by May 2015.

For more information contact ONA Operations Director Irving Washington at challengefund@journalists.org.
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