The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism and the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener, and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in twenty-first century democracies.
As part of its mission, the institute, in partnership with Associated Collegiate Press, is accepting applications from college student media organizations for its Poynter College Media Project, a new leadership program designed to encourage campus journalists to embrace their role as community facilitators in the marketplace of ideas.
Three organizations will be chosen to receive grants of up to $3,000 in support of a reporting project or event that advances civil discourse on campus; a one-day in-person reporting, editing, and storytelling workshop for the entire staff; exclusive admission to six online training events during the academic year where participants will hear from professional trainers (as well as other campus organizations) about their projects; training on the best techniques for watchdog reporting that holds the powerful accountable and establishes campus media as a fair and trusted advocate for students; and insights into the tools of dialogue that model the search for mutual understanding and tolerance through reporting projects and real-life events
The program is designed for student media organizations that are independent (i.e., student editors make the content decisions), and staff must be willing to cover the stories that matter most to their campus audiences.
See the Poynter Institute website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.