Deadline: 1 November 2014
Open to: everyone
Grant: 10.000 US dollars plus travel cost up to 5.000 US dollars
Matter is a publication about the worlds we live in now: the big, weird, changing world outside and the sometimes too small, often too noisy, occasionally still surprising world online. They are producing timely, original journalism that combines the reporting and scope of serious publications with the fun and intimacy of the social web. They are interested in stories that matter — stories that, “start or end conversations, that have meaning and impact, that change minds.” Matter will fund one such story this fall in their first annual International Reporting Fellowship.
Everyone can apply for the The Matter International Fellowship either is a writer or team of journalists so that you may investigate and report a narrative feature on an issue of global importance—or local stories of global interest.
They will award one $10,000 grant to a writer or team of journalists so that he or she may investigate and report a narrative feature on an issue of global importance—or local stories of global interest. They are open to a broad range of topics and interests, though they are looking for stories that are provocative, timely, and idea-driven. It’s their mission to take big swings at big issues, and this story should reflect that. They know that the best stories come from great reporting — and reporting isn’t cheap. That’s why they are willing to cover travel expenses up to $5,000 on top of the $10,000 grant.
If you’re interested in applying to Matter’s International Reporting Fellowship, write a proposal for your story in a Medium draft. (Drafts work like Google docs and automatically save whatever you write. The only people who will be able to view the draft are those you share it with.) The pitch should outline your well-researched idea, the reporting involved, and how you would tell the story. Include three links to writing samples. Be sure to also include a rough estimate of your travel expenses. Email the Medium draft link to: [email protected]