U.S. Mission to North Macedonia announces Media Mentorship Program


Deadline: 1 July 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje Public Affairs Section has announced a non-profit/non-governmental organizations to develop and implement a series of workshops for young journalists from the Republic of North Macedonia.

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Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing media training programs is required. A broad pool of media contacts and established relationships with potential media trainers/coaches will be considered favorably.

Objectives

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  • Introduce journalists to new skills and trends in reporting
  • Strengthen the ability of journalists to identify disinformation tactics and build skills to expose disinformation
  • Expose participants to digital tools and educate them about digital security
  • Analyze challenges and explore opportunities created by new media
  • Encourage creation of original and high-quality content
  • Present journalists with case studies and hands-on experiences to encourage critical analysis and train them to become fluent storytellers

The program should include selection of a cohort of 20-25 journalists under the age of 35. The grantee should plan 9 to 12 workshops in North Macedonia for this cohort, with a total program period of 9-15 months.

Funding Information

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  • Approximate total funding: $100,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations. For-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in a rural or urban setting, etc.). Proposals from U.S. institutions should identify potential local sub-grantees.
  • The application should:
    • Address how the project will contribute to the objectives listed above;
    • Enumerate specific outputs and outcomes to be achieved by the end of the grant period;
    • Describe American content and/or involvement in the project;
    • Clearly specify the audiences to be reached and the geographic locations of program activities, and proposed programs in multiple locations, should explain how that will be accomplished;
    • Explain how programs and activities will be monitored and evaluated;
    • Describe how elements of the project will have a multiplier effect or be sustainable beyond the life of the grant;
    • Include a traditional and/or social media plan for marketing or advertising program activities and outcomes;
    • Demonstrate competency to manage all financial and oversight aspects of the project, including participant costs and transparent arrangements of sub-grant relationships with partner organizations, if applicable.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://mk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/#collapse1

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