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Collaborative Solutions Journalism Grant

Organisation: Nigeria Health Watch

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: Up to ₦1,000,000

Deadline: 17/03/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    The grant is open to journalists, teams of freelance journalists, newsrooms, and media organisations, including print, online, and broadcast media that have a good grasp of Solutions Journalism and have already published Solutions Journalism stories.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Nigeria
  • Application language: English

Nigeria Health Watch is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Collaborative Solutions Journalism grant.

Solutions Journalism is a type of reporting that delivers rigorous, investigative, and evidence-based reports of responses to various social problems. Unlike problem-focused reporting, Solutions Journalism highlights how people are addressing similar problems in multiple locations, making peer learning possible.

The grant encourages media outlets, journalists, freelancers, and storytellers of all forms to pitch Solutions Journalism stories or projects as a team.

Nigeria Health Watch is looking for the following:

  • The Collaborative Solutions Journalism grant is looking for teams of journalists/freelancers or newsrooms interested in investigating responses that are addressing various sustainable development goals in different locations. For example, if a team is interested in looking at how the problem of WASH in health facilities is being addressed, they will investigate this from two locations and compare what’s working or not working. They can proceed to publish their findings using the Solutions Journalism pillars.
  • The team should be able to collaborate and publish a minimum of three-story series from their investigations. The story series can take multiple formats – audio, text, video, photodocumentary, or a combination of different formats.
  • The team must commit to delivering all outputs within the project period (eight weeks) and participate in weekly check-ins and progress calls as part of the mentoring provided to help them complete their deliverables.
  • If working as a team of journalists, they must have access to publish their stories on a reputable online platform (a letter of intent to publish from an editor will be an added advantage).

Nigeria Health Watch is organising a one-hour Q&A session on March 10, 2023, to answer any questions you may have about the call. The session will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Register to participate here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-qqqzouE9e_bWQPamJ5Ibac29xKCTMj

See here to learn more and apply.

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