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Uniting minority and majority language media in Europe: call for participation in NewsSpectrum


A new IPI and MIDAS programme will grant €480,000 to collaborative reporting projects and professional fellowships involving minority-language media. Fellowship applications are open to media professionals working in minority-language media in the EU, including migrant-language and Roma-language media, and of course community media!


Through NewsSpectrum, the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (MIDAS) aim to support the professional development, innovation and sustainability of minority-language media as crucial members of a free and pluralistic media environment in the European Union. They also seek to support media coverage that reports knowledgeably on minority issues and includes the perspective of representatives of minority groups in news coverage.


NewsSpectrum will provide a total of €480,000 in grants to media professionals working in minority- and majority-language media outlets through two fellowship programmes, the Collaborative Reporting Fellowships and the Professional Placement Fellowship. The Collaborative Reporting Fellowships will fund specific reporting projects between minority- and majority-language media professionals on topics of public interest. The projects can take numerous forms including investigative journalism, features and news analysis, as well as projects that incorporate digital storytelling techniques and audio-visual media. The reporting fellowships include a residence element that will allow minority language media professionals to spend at least two weeks working alongside colleagues at a host majority-language media outlet. The Professional Placement Fellowships will support short-term placements of minority-language media professionals, including journalists and other members of the news organization, at a host majority-language media outlet. Flexible in nature, the fellowships can support skills development and knowledge exchange on various aspects of the newsroom, including reporting skills as well as expertise in digital transition, audience engagement, community building and monetisation. Grants will allow minority-language media professionals to spend at least two weeks at a host media organisation. Shorter study trips will also be considered.


For more information visit https://ipi.media/newsspectrum-fellowship-for-minority-language-media-opens-first-call-for-applications/ and subscribe to the NewsSpectrum newsletter to receive information directly: http://eepurl.com/hqFjHX


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