12.05.2017

Extra funds for journalism in 2016

 The Fritt Ord Foundation invites applications for the programme 'Quality Journalism in a New Era'. Up to 10 MNOK will be awarded annually in 2016 and 2017. 


For quite some time, the Fritt Ord Foundation has had media and journalism as one of its core target areas. In the current demanding situation being experienced by the media and thereby by the general public as a whole, we want to do even more to pave the way for and support critical, meaningful high-quality journalism in several fields.

Applications are processed continuously throughout the year. Deadlines can be found here.

The six areas covered by the programme are are:
  • Journalism on Norway's relationship to the EU
  • Journalism on climate issues
  • Critical journalism and facilitation of debates in local communities in Norway
  • Journalism for young media users
  • Investigative journalism in fields that are not sufficiently covered
  • Project support for independent columnists with publication agreements

The projects are to target the general public. Applicants may use any publication platform, and are encouraged to be multi-medial. Any independent, editor-driven publications and publicists with Norwegian media users as their target group may apply. The applicants may be editorial boards or individuals, but all support shall go to named individuals. We are open to new forms of cooperation between several editorial boards/groups of journalists, and freelancers with publication agreements are invited to apply.

We ask that project outlines be as concrete as possible, covering 3 to 5 pages, accompanied by brief attachments containing a timetable, information about other sources of funding, an overall project budget and a list of project team members with five lines of CV information on each.

Label the application "New journalism" in the title field. Applicants should use the Fritt Ord Foundation's digital application form, see www.frittord.no and select "Application centre".

For help with the application process, contact the Fritt Ord Foundation at post@fritt-ord.no

Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson and former NJP photographer Linda Bournane Engelberth, now in the mentor program of the agency VII, both work with documentary and personal photography. On Wednesday, September 20, you can hear them talk about their methods.

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The Fritt Ord Foundation will grant up to MNOK 25 each year for four years to promote journalism-related projects. The MNOK 100 initiative has been entitled ‘Norwegian Journalism’.

The first deadline is at 3 p.m. on 22 September.