Apply for Knight Foundation’s Journalism 360˚ Challenge!

Deadline: 10 April 2017

The Knight Foundation, Google News Lab and the Online News Association are seeking applications for its “Journalism 360˚ Challenge” to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of jounalism.

Virtual, augmented, mixed reality and 360 video are opening new opportunities for journalists to connect with audiences. In a news environment dominated by two-dimensional digital experiences, this technology allows people to interact with their surroundings and takes them places that they would otherwise not be able to go. At the same time they raise important technical and ethical challenges that journalists need to understand and explore.

For this open call, the foundation want to discover ideas that grow immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism that inform and encourage news organizations to innovate, experiment and learn.

The foundation want projects that use immersive storytelling to fuel innovation and new ideas, while addressing the many open questions facing this nascent industry.


Knight Foundation offering up to $35,000 in funding to test, refine and build out a project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This challenge is open to anyone, from journalists, technologists, entrepreneurs, gamers, software developers and academics, to news organizations, startups, established businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
  • Focused on early-stage ideas, the challenge encourages building fast, failing fast and learning from the journey.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Knight Foundation.

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