Two-way Journalism Exchange Program


Funding Opportunity ID: 296342
Opportunity Number: AL-17-003
Opportunity Title: Two-way Journalism Exchange Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Press Freedom and Innovation in Journalism. This initiative is part of Mission Albania continuing efforts to strengthen the watchdog role of the journalists and to promote/guarantee our shared democratic principles of freedom of the press and freedom of expression
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible Entities: Applicants who are eligible to apply are U.S. and (Albanian) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who are able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time
Agency Code: DOS-ALB
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Albania
Posted Date: Aug 11, 2017
Close Date: Sep 11, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 11, 2017
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $75,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $80,000
Expected Number of Awards: 01
Description: The Public Affairs Office of the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, pending on availability of funds, accepting proposals for an “Investigative Journalism Exchange Program” that would: a) provide training for 6 to 8 Albanian journalism students and early career journalists at a U.S. journalism school for one week to ten days including classroom and field work on investigative reporting topics. Participants in the program would be identified by the U.S. Embassy, b) bring 6 to 8 U.S. masters-degree or senior journalism students for one week to Tirana to work with Albanian university journalists and young reporters on investigative reporting projects. The exchange will work closely with the existing Investigative Journalism Lab project, and reports will be featured on the projects website in both languages. The program will focus on how to conduct investigative reporting that increases government accountability and helps expose and fight corruption in the online era. Journalism students would work in teams on jointly agreed topics during the two respective trips. The exchange program would enhance improve journalism skills and produce actual investigations, enhanced with strong photo and video elements. Lecturers from the Journalism Lab and the hosting U.S. institution will help mentor the students before, during and after the exchange, until the time of the publication of the investigative pieces.
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