Local news outlets can apply for financing from MDIF

Local news outlets can apply for financing from MDIF

Local news outlets across the globe can apply for financing from the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

In December, we reported about how Nigeria’s media, research, and data analytics startup, Dataphyte raised $100,000 in seed funding with MDIF to assist it in carrying forward its innovative work of using data to create digital products.

MDIF seeks applications from outlets that provide media assistance or provide tools, platforms and/or infrastructure that support the operations of qualifying companies or organizations.

The organisations must provide unique, credible, independent news, information or debate in the public interest.

The beneficiary organisations are selected based on three broad criteria: mission impact in relation to investment; potential for long-term viability; and editorial integrity.




Mongabay seeks stories about Africa

Mongabay invites proposals from journalists for conventional news stories, in-depth features, investigative reports, profiles, and case studies. APPLY HERE


Gender equality grants at Pulitzer Center

DEADLINE: ROLLING —The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting seeks to offer gender equality grants for investigative data-driven projects. APPLY HERE


Jamlab seeks entries for media database in Africa

Jamlab seeks to build a media database of established independent digital journalism and media organisations in Africa. APPLY HERE


Call for applications: RCDIJ Africa Fund

DEADLINE: ROLLING —The RCDIJ Africa Fund is currently open for applications from journalists across Africa. APPLY HERE


Journalists can apply for collaborative reporting grants

DEADLINE: ROLLING —The Environmental Reporting Collective (ERC) invites media outlets, journalists, and freelancers to apply for its collaborative reporting grants. APPLY HERE


Journalism courses available at Thomas Foundation

Thomas Foundation’s Journalism Now is an online hub for interactive courses. The courses offer journalists an opportunity to level up their skill set. APPLY HERE


IWMF: Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists:

DEADLINE: ROLLING —The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is open for applications from woman-identifying journalists around the world. APPLY HERE


Investigative radio, television journalists needed at CENOZO

CENOZO urgently seeks investigative radio or television journalists working in the local language with interest in the various aspects of migration. APPLY HERE