Applications are now open for the Data-Driven Reporting Project to advance local news and investigative journalism. Led by the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, the project will award funds to investigative journalists working for local news outlets and outlets serving underrepresented communities across the U.S. and Canada.
The Data-Driven Reporting project is funded by the Google News Initiative (GNI) and is in partnership with Medill.
News organizations, freelancers, and journalism schools in the U.S. and Canada can apply. The first round of applications are due April 8.
In total, the Data-Driven Reporting Project will award $2 million to journalists working on document-based investigative projects. The funds will help cover expenses related to these projects including acquisition, storage and processing of documents, staffing and training costs, travel or equipment.
Medill also will provide specialized training, expertise and resources to award recipients, who will be selected by a panel of journalists, technologists and Medill faculty.