As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it. We are interested in local and even hyper-local distribution models. This fund is designed to quickly deliver support so that both individual stories and longer series of content may be created.
The fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Beyond reporting on medical and physical health related to COVID-19, we especially encourage reporting that covers social, emotional, economic, and equity issues. Narratives around the Pandemic necessarily include facts and numbers, but ultimately, must also go deeper—telling the stories of inequities that COVID-19 has brought to light.
The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. We aspire to achieve our goals through a unique combination of strong science, exploration, education and storytelling. Science and exploration are at our core and are our starting points, as we believe if people truly understand the natural world and its people, they will value and protect the planet and the diverse cultures that call it home.
Minimum Investment: $35
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