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We enable a global network of journalists to provide the trustworthy news essential to free and strong societies.

Their vital work strengthens democratic ideals and spurs change. At ICFJ, we serve more than 160,000 journalists around the world, helping them cover the most critical issues of today, innovate to deeply connect with communities, and build news organizations that thrive.

This is the application for the Audience Development Accelerator Challenge. This program will provide mentoring and support to news organizations based in New Zealand. 

Participating publishers will begin 10 weeks of virtual training and one-on-one coaching with an industry expert beginning in February 2022. At the end of the ten weeks, all organizations will be eligible to receive grant funding to implement lessons learned in the program over the following six months. The group will then reconvene to share lessons learned in late 2022. 

Applications will be accepted from November 4, 2021 until December 9, 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 New Zealand publishing public interest news content on a regular basis.
  • Your news organization has an existing digital and social media strategy.
  • Your news organization is willing to commit to the program’s requirements.

Applications must be received by 11:59:59 pm Auckland Time on December 9, 2021.

This program is subject to Terms and Conditions. See these terms for full eligibility criteria, grant evaluation process, and grant restrictions.

If you have any questions about this application, please reach out to Thayane Guimarães (tguimaraes@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.

The Professional Fellows Program for Emerging Media Leaders (PFP EML) is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by ICFJ.  This exchange program is for media professionals (journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs) from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as U.S. media professionals, who are interested in harnessing the power of digital tools and helping to create and strengthen businesses that provide news and information in the public interest. 

Media professionals from 25 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean will be competitively selected for the 2024-2025 program.  The Latin American and Caribbean Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with U.S. media organizations, develop entrepreneurship projects, and improve their skills in areas such as investigative journalism, fact-checking, and podcasting, as well as non-journalism-specific skills, such as how to build a sustainable business model.
 For more information about the program click here


Application deadline is March 11, 2024 (11:59 PM EST).
 If you have questions, please email Paul Rothman at prothman@icfj.org, Alexandra Susano (asusano@icfj.org), or Juan Zuniga (jzuniga@icfj.org).

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