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Public Interest Journalism Fund in New Zealand

Organisation: NZ On Air

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: $55m

Deadline: 28/04/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    The fund is open to all NZ media entities: from large organisations through to small, local entities, and Māori, Pacific and ethnic media. Organisations must show their projects fill a public interest service and would otherwise be at risk or not produced without this fund’s support. This may include (and is not limited to) investigative journalism, data journalism and photo journalism.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: New Zealand
  • Application language: English

The NZ on Air has announced the call for applications for Public Interest Journalism Fund to provide targeted, short to medium-term support for public interest journalism. NZ On Air will fund public interest journalism through a three-year package designed to support ‘at risk’ journalism.

The Public Interest Journalism Fund must achieve all of these things:
– Seek to inform and engage the public about issues that affect a person’s right to flourish within the society and impact on society’s ability to fully support its citizens.
– Provide accurate, accountable, and fair coverage that reflects and empowers all sectors of the community upholding the public’s right to know.
– Actively promote the principles of Partnership, Participation and Active Protection under Te Tiriti o Waitangi acknowledging Māori as a Te Tiriti partner.
– Reflect the cultural diversity of New Zealand.
– Encourage a robust and sustainable media sector.

The $55m fund is split across three years: $10m for 2020/21 $25m in 2021/22 $20m in 2022/23

See here to learn more and apply.
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