WorldView is offering the Multi Media Fund grant which provides an opportunity for established media producers /multi-media journalists, to spend up to three months researching stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world. Applicants may find new stories while ‘in field’ but are expected to have already identified multiple story ideas that would be of interest to a diverse range of UK media outlets, prior to contacting WorldView.
Sufficient funds will be awarded to ‘make the project happen’ but grantees will not be provided with an income at commercial rates during their grant period. Funds may be available to cover ongoing accommodation expenses rental/mortgage payments at base) while the awardee is travelling.
Applicants should prepare at least one ‘core’ idea suitable for development and submission to UK broadcast commissioners/editors prior to contacting WorldView. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant research into the area they are proposing to visit and must also indicate a range of potential story ideas suitable for multi –media outlets in the UK, e.g. local newspaper coverage, on-line, magazine features etc. Where possible, grantees will be expected to network with broadcast professionals in the countries they are visiting.
The amount to be awarded is of variable value, depending on the destination and duration of stay, but is offered up to a maximum value of £10,000.
Final applications should be supported by letters/emails of interest from a number of UK media outlets.
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