media startups

ASPIRING INDEPENDENT MEDIA STARTUPS IN LATIN AMERICA (call for proposals) by Bear Guerra

Via Velocidad:

“Velocidad (which means “Velocity” in Spanish) will work with emerging Latin American digital media outlets that have strong leadership potential and are highly motivated to develop the necessary commercial, technical and editorial strategies to lay the foundations for an independent and sustainable news organization.

Under the direction of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia, and with financial support from Luminate, Velocidad seeks to invest more than US$1.5 million between 2019 and 2021 to foster independent journalism in the region.”

DEADLINE: July 1.

https://www.velocidad.fund/en/

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MEDIA STARTUPS IN LATIN AMERICA (accelerator program) by Bear Guerra

Via ICFJ:

“The accelerator program will invest US$1.5 million in promising news media startups in Latin America and accelerate their efforts to grow into thriving businesses. 

Candidates must be independent, digital native media, producing public interest content in Spanish or Portuguese for more than six months prior to their application.

The selection process consists of three rounds. A total of 75 digital news outlets will move forward in the first round, 25 semi-finalists will continue to the second, and eight to 10 will be chosen to receive investments.

All semi-finalists will receive a report with recommendations and a scholarship for full access to SembraMedia’s online school. Finalists will have ongoing access to in-depth audience metrics thanks to a partnership with Chartbeat.”

DEADLINE: July 1. 

https://www.velocidad.fund/