"The Carousel of Love". Photo: Tove Solbakken, Cultural Heritage Manager in Oslo/Europeana
The first call for applications for the scheme 'Norwegian Journalism' resulted in about 50 applications for project support from Fritt Ord. The major grants (those for more than NOK 100 000) have now been processed, and a total of NOK 4 550 000 has been distributed among 16 projects. See the complete list here.
The Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen received MNOK 2 to establish a new Centre for Investigative Journalism. Sindre Leganger received NOK 120 000 for the podcast series "Vaterland" about young, Norwegian drug pushers in Oslo, while the Independent Barents Observer received NOK 200 000 for the project "Freedom of the Press Barents". Gateavisa received NOK 100 000 for the online TV series "Oslo's hidden erotic oases", and SKUP got NOK 100 000 for the Nordic Data SKUP conference. Helge Øgrim was granted NOK 100 000 for a project on asylum immigration to Norway, with a plan to publish in the online newspaper Minerva.
Read more about the Norwegian Journalism project.