The Engaged Journalism Accelerator is a programme that delivered grant funding, coaching, mentoring, resources and events to support engaged journalism in European news organisations.
It launched in April 2018 and has been entirely run by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), an international non-profit headquartered in The Netherlands.
The Accelerator believes that 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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A participant arrives at Engagement Explained Live in Berlin in June 2019
Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Engaged Journalism Accelerator has kindly been supported by a €1.7 million fund from News Integrity Initiative and Civil
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An overview of the project's key milestones
Accelerator announces second cohort of grantees, taking the total to 12 organisations
Accelerator event takes place in Berlin to share knowledge and best practice with 150 practitioners
Accelerator event in Budapest with five workshops on building resilience
Open call grantees complete their core activity and funding period