Offer: International Press Institute News Innovation Contest
The International Press Institute (IPI) is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. IPI is dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the promotion of the free flow of news and information and the improvement of the practices of journalism.
The complexity of today’s media environment is challenging and exciting at the same time. In September 2010 we launched an IPI Report "Brave News Worlds" (pdf file 5,9 mb) in cooperation with the Poynter Institute. This publication included contributions from 42 media professionals from around the world who shared their perspectives, concerns and visions of the future of the news set the foundation of our next initiative.
With the help of IPI's partner Google, IPI is actually becoming a driving force in the support of news innovation. This is an important step in furtherance of press freedom and democracy.
The IPI News Innovation Contest is aimed at advancing the future of news by funding new ways to digitally inform communities in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Through these grants, IPI is supporting projects from not-for-profit and for-profit organisations that revolve around online news that advances press freedom, the development of more sustainable business models and the training of journalists.
IPI is looking for breakthrough ideas with the potential of creating a sustainable impact and that meet the following general criteria: digital, including mobile, open-source technology created by journalists or for journalists and distributed in the public interest. Awards totalling as much as $ 2.7 million will be given away this year.