The Engaged Journalism Accelerator is a programme delivering grant funding, coaching, mentoring, resources and events to support engaged journalism in European news organisations.
It launched in April 2018 and is entirely run by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), an international non-profit headquartered in The Netherlands.
We believe engaged journalism provides the best chance of combatting the challenges that journalism faces: that of restoring trust in media, of developing new sustainable revenue models, and providing citizens with the diverse sources of information they need to make informed decisions.
We define engaged journalism as journalism that puts community engagement (geographical or topical) at the centre of a news organisation’s ownership, reporting, distribution, impact and revenue. Viewing journalism as a conversation and as a utility that empowers communities.
If you have more questions about the Accelerator, check out our FAQs.
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Participants at News Impact Academy in Hamburg work together to figure out the needs of their community
The Accelerator is kindly supported by a €1.7 million fund from News Integrity Initiative and Civil
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An overview of the project's upcoming milestones
Accelerator announces second cohort of grantees, taking the total to 12 organisations
Grantees begin their funding period and start work on their core activity
Accelerator workshop with all grantees to share knowledge and discuss progress
Closed call grantees complete their funding period