Awesome Journalism Everywhere!

Fourth Estate

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About Us

We give $1,000 micro-grants original reporting on important stories with the potential to have public interest impact. This Awesome Journalism Grant is available to anyone, anywhere, in any medium.

What does "awesome journalism" mean, you ask? Well, that's something we purposely leave up to your imagination. From a hard-hitting investigative article, perhaps a photojournalism essay, or maybe even an audio or video segment.. If you can dream it, then Awesome journalism would like to help you do it!

Note: If your journalism project is time-sensitive, we strongly recommend you apply at least 60 to 90 days in advance of when funds are needed.

The grant has no strings attached (other than doing some awesome journalism and making it freely and widely available). This is not a loan or an investment, this is a grant and we do not claim any ownership or future claims on your idea, and we don't want the funds repaid - ever.

The application process is simple and takes just 5 to 10 minutes. We select one application for the monthly grant. If your submission is not chosen for the month you are applying remember you can apply the following month.

We have two simple rules:

■ The story project must uphold the Fourth Estate's principles, standards and practices of Truth, Transparency and Community, and It must adhere to established journalistic ethics and values.

■ The story must be made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license [ CC BY-NC-ND ]

If you have a question about applying for an Awesome Journalism grant, becoming a trustee of Awesome Journalism, or anything else, please email us.


Would you like to become a Trustee of Awesome Journalism? Trustees each contribute $100 toward the grant, and vote who will receive the monthly grant. Sound awesome? Apply Now.

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