3.04.2018

Earmarked funding for Norwegian journalism

The Fritt Ord Foundation is allocating up to MNOK 25 annually for four years for journalistic projects. The MNOK 100 initiative is entitled Norwegian Journalism.


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 public sphere as a whole, we aspire to do even more to support and promote high-quality journalism in several fields. 

The call for applications has seven deadlines for applications during the year. The next deadline is Monday, 19 February 2018, at 3 p.m. Applications should be submitted to the Fritt Ord Foundation's application centre.

More about the scheme
The projects are to target a general Norwegian audience. Applicants may use any publication platform, and are encouraged to be multi-medial. Any independent, editor-driven publication with Norwegian media users as its target group may apply. The applicants may be editorial boards or individuals, but all support is to 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.

Our most cogent wish is to support the production of content for publication, rather than providing funding for operating expenses, development projects and technical equipment.

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.

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Deadline for submitting entries is 1 March.

The Fritt Ord Foundation is allocating up to MNOK 25 annually for four years for journalistic projects in Norway. The MNOK 100 initiative is entitled Norwegian Journalism.

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