Submissions to the the 2020 Journalism 360 Challenge are now open.
The Journalism 360 Challenge aims to fund experiments in immersive journalism, and is requesting creators submit their ideas for using immersive storytelling to “discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.”
Winners will receive a portion of the $100,000 available for early-stage projects. The goal is to help expand best practices for technologies like 360 video, spatial audio, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality, though other immersive technologies will be considered. The open call suggests projects that develop workflows for newsrooms, help journalists adopt immersive storytelling methods, build low-barrier tools for independent immersive projects or experiment with new ways to engage audiences navigating physical distancing.
You can check out past winners of Journalism 360 grants here.
The challenge is open to anyone committed to experimenting with immersive media, news organizations, businesses, nonprofits, universities and individuals anywhere in the world can apply.
Journalism 360, sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Online News Association, engages a global network of news organizations, journalists, technologists and educators on a mission to accelerate the understanding and production of immersive journalism.