A couple weeks ago, we announced that Journalism360–an initiative from Knight Foundation and Google News Initiative to accelerate immersive storytelling in news–would be hosting an Unconference focused on immersive journalism in New York this July.
Now, they’ve officially opened up submissions the Journalism 360 Challenge!
The challenge aims to answer the question, “How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism?” and is supported by the Online News Association, the Knight Foundation, and Google News Initiative.
It’s an open call for ideas to advance immersive storytelling in journalism, with submissions open from May 30 to June 28, 2018. Selected projects will receive up to $20,000 of the $200,000 available. Winners will be announced at the Online News Association conference in Austin, Texas Sept. 13-15, 2018.
The project is open not only to journalists, but also technologists, entrepreneurs, gamers, academics, news organizations, startups, nonprofits and individuals worldwide–though the application must be submitted in English. For other questions about submissions, visit J360’s FAQ page.
If you’ve got an idea that could advance the field of immersive journalism, consider applying now.