If you're planning on applying for one of our cross-border grant programmes it is very likely that you will need a teammate from a different country or continent.
But how do you find a teammate to collaborate with? Here are some tips.
Journalismfund Europe places all the published projects it supported on its website. The overview of all journalists involved in this type of supported research is very useful to find potential and experienced partners. You can find the profiles of all the supported journalists here, or look at a map here.
Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. Join Hostwriter for free, network and collaborate. More info here.
The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organisations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists. They have a great global network of investigative journalists. Subscribe to their Listserv here, introduce your topic and ask if someone would like to collaborate with you.
GIJN also has a great list of journalism associations from all over the world. Find them here.
Contact the local member of the ICIJ network, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
All over the world you have awards for investigative journalism. There is a good chance that you will find journalists with a lot of expertise among the nominees and winners.
Visit conferences of investigative journalism or go through the online database of speakers of those conferences.
The EIJC (European Investigative Journalism Conference) & Dataharvest is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe.
Reporters in the Field
Over 250 journalists and media activists from all over Europe come together in the n-ost Network. They combine vast knowledge of their respective countries with thematic expertise, journalistic professionalism and engagement. More here.
Collaboration between newsrooms: MediaBridge
MediaBridge (mediabridge.org) is set up by two organisations: International Media Support (IMS) and Danwatch. MediaBridge helps to establish collaborations between journalists and media in conflict and postconflict areas with media and journalist groups in Europe and US as well as across regions. Through MediaBridge registered journalists and media post their pitches and reach out to other members to collaborate or to simply sell their stories. A global editorial team with regional specialists vets story pitches and provides tailored editorial guidance, including fact-checking. Registered local and regional media outlets also gain access to calls for collaboration by other local and global outlets who want to partner with trusted, specialised media on the ground.
Talk to us!
Wondering if your idea is eligible for a grant? Looking for teammates to collaborate with? Not sure how much money you can ask for? Ask us all the questions you have concerning your application at info [at] journalismfund.eu.