New Narratives Call for Applications for Liberian newsmedia organizations


Application Deadline: June 21, 2022

New Narratives, with support from the Swedish International Development Agency, is pleased to call for applications from leading Liberian newsmedia organizations for a program that will boost quality independent and investigative journalism in Liberia.

Applications are invited from newsmedia that are interested in building the quality and depth of their independent and investigative journalism through reporting grants and opportunities to learn about innovations in media businesses and digital revenue opportunities.

The organizations will also be invited to select one to three journalists to become New Narratives “fellows”. Fellows will be eligible to: 

1. Apply for 30 investigative journalism grants each year
2. Security and risk awareness training from international experts
3. Training and mentoring in investigative journalism and Solutions Journalism techniques from international trainers
4. Training in trauma sensitive reporting
5. Access to prepublication legal advice from Liberian media law experts
6. One of two annual fellowships to attend the African Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg
7. Opportunities to cover trials of accused war criminals in Europe and the United States.


Six Liberian newsmedia organizations will be chosen to take part in the three-year programSuccessful newsrooms will receive: 1. training in digital revenue opportunities and digital product development
2. time with a developer to work on a product
3. Training and mentoring in journalism and revenue generation grant opportunities and applications.

Eligibility Requirements:

Media organizations must:
1. have no political affiliations
2. Be willing to disclose some aspects of the business to facilitate measurement of the project’s impact.
3. Be willing to work with NN editors to approve investigations.
4. Encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing within the organization.  

How to Apply:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Narratives Call for Applications for Liberian newsmedia organizations


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