Arena for Journalism in Europe is running free master classes to help journalists craft a perfect pitch for cross-border journalism grants from Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU).
Today two new calls for proposals were launched, with Investigation Support Scheme providing grants of up to €50,000 for journalistic teams of any type, and the Freelancer Support Scheme providing grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border investigative teams made up predominantly of freelance journalists. All grantees will also receive training and mentoring.
On 15 February, Arena will run the master class for crafting pitches for this round of proposals, which closes on 31 March. In this half-day online seminar we will give you in-depth insights into how cross-border investigations work, and what kind of topics and angles make for great cross-border investigations. We will also cover how to build you team and develop a work plan.
This online seminar aims to help you refine your investigation idea, find collaborators and boost your chances of getting funding.
The next Cross-Border Master class will be on 15 February 9:30 to 12:00 CET
The seminar will be run by Hazel Sheffield, Networks Coordinator at Arena for Journalism in Europe, and Trine Smistrup, deputy director of Arena and of the annual Dataharvest – The European Investigative Journalism Conference.
Arena for Journalism is an official partner in the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) program, and will provide match-making support for grantees. Grantees will also have the opportunity to attend Dataharvest 2024, run by Arena in Mechelen, Belgium every year.