Walkley grants for freelance journalism now open

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The Walkley Foundation is proud to announce $50,000 in grants for freelance journalism, from the Walkley Public Fund for Journalism. Applications are now open for Australian freelance journalists (as individuals or small groups) to request funding to support the production of public interest journalism, either a single story or a journalistic project.

From the Walkley Foundation website:

“Stories may be pitched on any topic, in any format (including investigations, news stories or features, but not essays or opinion) and on any media platform (including text, photojournalism, data journalism, podcast, video, illustration and multi-platform projects).

“Grants from $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to cover reporting costs directly related to the project (which may include reporters’ time, travel, research and support). The judges are seeking stories that make an impact, and distribution is critical to that: applicants should be clear about who their intended audience is, what they will learn and how the story can reach them. Successful projects will be published by the end of 2019 in the Walkley Magazine online under a Creative Commons licence, in addition to co-publishing with any publications the applicant has organised.”

Opens: 19 February 2019
Closes: 
8 March 2019
Grant recipients announced at  Walkley Fund for Journalism Dinner: 5 April 2019

It’s free to apply using the online application form.

Good luck to everyone applying!


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