We believe that engaged journalism provides the best chance of combatting the serious challenges that journalism faces today.
It has a role to play in restoring trust in media, developing new sustainable revenue models, and providing citizens with the diverse sources of information they need to make informed decisions.
The Engaged Journalism Accelerator is designed to empower news organisations and the people who work in them to embrace engaged journalism and to create positive, resilient and impactful relationships with the communities they serve.
The bigger picture
How the Accelerator measures its impact
To deliver grant funding, coaching, mentoring, resources and events to support the spread of engaged journalism among European news organisations.
To accelerate the skills, people, ideas and knowledge transfer of news organisations in order to help create positive, resilient and impactful relationships between them and the communities they serve.
To inspire and enable all news organisations across Europe to empower communities and their conversations, and create long-term solutions that can positively impact journalism and society.
How the Accelerator achieves its mission
We support early adopters of engaged journalism through funding, and by linking grantees with mentors and coaches who can share learning and provide expert support
We connect community-driven practitioners through events and a peer-to-peer network to demonstrate what good practice looks like and to broker long-lasting relationships
We inspire news organisations to practice engaged journalism by producing resources, case studies, a robust programme evaluation and a roadmap for future research
Ways you can help
We're always looking for people working in journalism, academia, social innovation and civic engagement to support the Accelerator and be part of our community of 500+ practitioners.
We are particularly interested to hear if you are:
- experimenting with different forms of community-driven journalism.
- undertaking research or academic study into engaged journalism or related topics.
- using participatory methodologies in your day-to-day work, both in journalism and other fields.
For more details on how you can get involved with the Accelerator, check out our community page.