2018 Poynter International Fact Checking Network fellowships for innovative projects

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2018 Poynter International Fact Checking Network fellowships for innovative projects
2018 Poynter International Fact Checking Network fellowships for innovative projects

Poynter International Fact-Checking Network fellowships 2018 for innovative projects worth 50,000 USD in grants

The International Fact-Checking Network wants to support your next big idea.

IFCN recognize the importance of making innovation a key part of fact-checking in the age of online misinformation and we are also aware that innovation requires investment. For those reasons, we are opening Fact Forward. A call for fact-checking organizations and/or teams of journalists, designers, developers or data scientists to submit projects that can represent a paradigmatic innovation for fact-checkers in any of these areas: 1) formats, 2) business models 3) technology-assisted fact-checking.

With Fact Forward, the IFCN will grant 50,000 USD to the winning project.

For this fund, an innovative project is defined as one that provides a distinct, novel user experience that seamlessly integrates content, design, and business strategy. The innovation should serve both the audience and the organization.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must work for a fact-checking organization that is a signatory of the IFCN code of principles or commit to complying with the code’s application and verification process by the end of the 12-month term.

A panel of experts will choose the winner. The members of the panel are:

  1. Bill Adair: Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy. Creator of PolitiFact.
  2. Mariano Blejman: Founder of Media Factory news accelerator. Founder of Media Party,the biggest mediathon in Latin America.
  3. Laura Hazard Owen: Deputy Editor of Nieman Journalism Lab at The Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.
  4. Emily ThorsonAssistant professor of political science at Syracuse University. Focuses on the effects of misinformation and corrections.
  5. Janine Warner: Co-founder of Sembramedia. Knight Fellow for the International Center for Journalists.

Application Procedure:

The initial application is through a form that includes, among others: name, organization, brief description of organization and project description of 250 to 500 words. The second phase will require a more detailed application and budget and will only be open to the applications that passed the first round.

What are the deadlines?

First Round Opens: January 8th.

First Round Closes: February 5th.

Applicants informed of selection to the Second Round: March 5th.

Second Round Opening: March 6th.

2018 Poynter International Fact Checking Network fellowships for innovative projects
2018 Poynter International Fact Checking Network fellowships for innovative projects

For More Information:

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