Our Mission:

We empower journalists to deliver trustworthy news essential for vibrant societies.

ICFJ works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. Through our work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences. As a result, we are increasing the flows of reliable, trustworthy news - a cornerstone of healthy democracies. We believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

This is the application for the Central-Eastern Europe Reader Revenue Accelerator. This program will provide mentoring and support to news organizations based in Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Applications will be accepted starting September 14, 2021 until September 28, 2021.

In order to qualify for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are a news organization of any type (digital, print, broadcast, etc.) located in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania publishing public interest news content on a regular basis.
  • Your news organization has an existing reader revenue business (membership, subscription, donation).
  • Your news organization is willing to commit to the program’s requirements.

Grant program subject to Terms and Conditions. Applications must be received by 11:59:59 pm Central European Time on September 28, 2021. See terms for full eligibility criteria, grant evaluation process, and grant restrictions.

If you have any questions about this application, please email Irene Fam (ifam@icfj.org)

This is the application for the Spain Reader Revenue Accelerator. This program will provide mentoring and support to news organizations based in Spain.

Applications will be accepted from Sept. 14, 2021 until Sept, 28, 2021.

In order to qualify for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are a news organization of any type (digital, print, etc.) located in Spain publishing public interest news content on a regular basis.
  • Your news organization has an existing reader revenue business (membership, subscription, donation).
  • Your news organization is willing to commit to the program’s requirements.

Grant program subject to Terms and Conditions. Applications must be received by 11:59:59 pm EDT on Sept. 28, 2021. See terms for full eligibility criteria, grant evaluation process, and grant restrictions.

If you have any questions about this application, please email Irene Fam (ifam@icfj.org).

Please complete this form by Wednesday, June 30. If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Dibbert (tdibbert@icfj.org) or Cory Sagerstrom (csagerstrom@icfj.org).

Please complete this form by Friday, April 30. If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Dibbert (tdibbert@icfj.org) or Cory Sagerstrom (csagerstrom@icfj.org).

Do you know of a journalism tool, app or resource that we haven’t covered? A media innovator who has a fascinating story to tell? Or do you simply want to discuss a current media trend taking place in your country?

If so, we want to hear from you.

IJNet accepts pitches from readers, and in doing so, we hope to build a network of global, diverse contributors whose work can help as many journalists as possible.

Most of our freelancers work in English, but we've recently added the opportunity to write in Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. If you would prefer to write in one of these languages, please indicate that on the form below. 

We have noticed that many pitches are on topics unrelated to the content IJNet pitches. Before filling out the form, please familiarize yourself with IJNet content. We are a resource for journalists, and all our content focuses on the field of journalism. Below are some basic models for stories, with linked examples.

If we’re interested in your idea, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to everyone.

Not sure how to write a story pitch? Here are some tips from IJNet Contributor Sherry Ricchiardi.

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