Call for submissions to the 2020 Journalism 360 Challenge for experiments in immersive journalism

The Journalism 360 Challenge is an open call for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.

Winners will receive a share of $100,000 for early-stage projects that help expand best practices for technologies including, but not limited to: 360 video, spatial audio, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality. Projects might develop workflows for newsrooms, help journalists adopt immersive storytelling methods, build low-barrier tools for independent immersive projects, experiment with new ways to engage audiences navigating physical distancing, and more.

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.

Submit your project ideas by August 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET (UTC–4)

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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.

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Check out past Journalism 360 Challenge Winners

Learn more about the 22 projects that have received grants in past years.

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Journalism 360 Community

In addition to the funding opportunity, Challenge winners become part of the Journalism 360 ecosystem and have access to our ambassador team and a growing network of immersive storytellers. Our goal is to build a community of people who are passionate about new ways of storytelling and are excited to learn from one another and the community at large.

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To stay connected with the Journalism 360 program, join the Facebook group and subscribe to the newsletter, a monthly digest of inspiring stories and resources from the immersive storytelling community.

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