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Call for Proposals: Dynamic Coalition’s Sustainability annual report 2023

Status: Closed

Organisation: Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media

Deadline: 16/04/2023

Location: Global

The call for Proposals for the Dynamic Coalition’s annual report is now on. DC Sustainability hopes to generate a diverse compilation of case studies or articles which can serve as input to the discussions at this year’s IGF.  There will be an $800 honorarium for proposals that are accepted and ultimately featured in the Annual Report. The deadline to submit initial proposals (max length of 500 words) is Sunday, April 16th. Submit proposals via this Google Form https://forms.gle/KLRuWwe47GCvXSsC6


The DC-Sustainability annual report will be an edited volume that gathers case studies (“articles”) highlighting the different ways digital policies (and the lack of journalistic/media sector input) adversely impact media sustainability. The case studies will ideally contain new data or analysis from a specific country, region, or platform regarding a topic that intersects with media sustainability.

All dynamic coalition members (individuals and/or organizations) are encouraged to contribute. The goal is to have a diverse compilation of concrete examples that are easily understandable to other internet governance stakeholders. In particular, contributions with data from developing countries and regions often under-represented in discussions of digital governance or media sustainability are highly encouraged.

This year’s theme for DC-Sustainability is  “Data, Access, and Transparency: The Trifecta for Media Sustainability.” As such, submissions related to these topics will be well-received, however any topic related to media sustainability will be considered. For more information on what topics are potentially of interest, please review the full Call for Proposals here .


In order to ensure the quality and thematic diversity of the submissions, contributors will be asked to submit a proposal in English no longer than 500 words. The proposal should state the specific key issue being addressed, the relevant case study and/or evidence being marshaled, and any country or regional focus. A committee of peer-reviewers that includes DC-Sustainability co-coordinators will review proposals and will notify contributors whose submissions are accepted to begin writing the entire article.


Each case study (“article”) should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words for each of the contributions.


All proposals that are accepted, submitted by the deadline, and deemed publishable by the peer-review committee will receive an $800 honorarium.

Peer-review Committee

A peer-review committee consisting of the co-coordinators plus 2 active members of the DC-Sustainability will review and provide feedback on proposals and submissions.


  • April 16: Deadline to submit a 500 word proposal to the DC-Sustainability secretariat. Submit proposals via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/KLRuWwe47GCvXSsC6
  • May 5: Communication from peer-review committee regarding acceptance of proposals.
  • June 25: Deadline to submit case studies (“articles”).
  • July 10: Peer review committee sends feedback to author(s).
  • July 31: Final revised case study text submitted for final editing.
  • August: Final editing and copy-editing.
  • September: Design and layout.
  • October: Publication of annual report and presentation by co-coordinators at IGF 2023 in Kyoto, Japan.
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