For young teams or teams that need support in a specific aspect of the investigation, a mentor can be appointed. Journalismfund.eu holds a pool of potential mentors, who can be suggested in a dialogue with the applicant team. The jury can make a grant conditional of collaboration with a mentor.

Here is a list of the different ways mentoring will add value to the journalists and the projects:

  • Tips related to research including securing information sharing and communication;
  • Identification of sources;
  • Interview methodology;
  • Sharpen the focus of the story;
  • Fresh perspective on story;
  • Motivation to continue the work despite stumbling blocks;
  • Broadening the journalists’ network.

The mentors are selected based on either the focus of the investigation or the need for competencies in a specific skill.

Journalismfund.eu has developed a list of names of mentors will be available here.

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