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COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it. The National Geographic Society is interested in local and even hyper-local distribution models. This fund is designed to quickly deliver support so that both individual stories and longer series of content may be created. The fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000-8,000 USD for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Beyond reporting on medical and physical health related to COVID-19, we especially encourage reporting that covers social, emotional, economic, and equity issues. Narratives around the Pandemic necessarily include facts and numbers, but ultimately, must also go deeper–telling the stories of inequities that COVID-19 has brought to light.


Opportunity offered by:

National Geographic Society

Nonprofit arm of National Geographic Productions, considered an environmental education program that invests in teaching and reporting efforts that gel with their three core focuses; “Changing Planet, Wildlife, and Human…
Opportunity type

Grant

Location(s) where available

All locations

Minimum grant amount (USD)

$1,000

Maximum grant amount (USD)

$8,000

Areas of focus

Criminal Justice
Environment
General Funding
Health
Investigative Journalism
Poverty
Underrepresented Community(ies)

This is a recurring opportunity