BRUSSELS - A total of 41 applications were filed for Journalismfund.eu’s September 2012 application round, more than double the average number of applications that were filed in previous rounds.
The launch of the new website, an electronic newsletter and a brand new Facebook page improved and widened Journalismfund.eu’s communicative reach, resulting in a giant increase in the number of applications and journalists who filed them. A total of 77 journalists applied individually or as a team. Now for the first time, significantly more men than women applied: 50 versus 27.
Applications came in from all over Europe, and even further, amounting to 28 different countries in total. Of all the journalists who applied, by far most are from Romania (12) and Italy (10). Also well-represented are Germany (8), France (5), Latvia (4) and The Netherlands (4). The UK, Spain and Lithuania each had 3 journalists apply or support an application.
The total amount asked for was 314,451 Euros, while there is only 20,000 to spend. The jury will have a very hard time deciding…