The Finnish Association for Slow Journalism will give out 2 500 Euros for investigative journalism. The grant is given for preliminary investigative work only. If it looks like there is a story, Long Play will commit to publishing the finished article and a normal fee is paid in addition to the grant.
Rules for applying:
- The deadline for the applications is March 20th. Send your pitch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a story summary and a timetable that suits you. Describe what you would like to investigate and what the finished article might reveal. All submissions will be treated with confidentiality.
- The grant is open to people of all ages and nationalities. However, please write your pitch in English or Finnish.
- The Slow Journalism Association decides on the winner within a few weeks after the deadline. The Association can give the 2 500 Euros to one writer or divide the sum between a few people. If a story makes it to publication in Long Play, a normal fee will also be paid. Our story editor will work with the writer in order to produce the best possible piece of narrative, long-form journalism.
The Finnish Association for Slow Journalism (Hitaan journalismin yhdistys), founded in Helsinki in April 2012, supports quality, in-depth journalism. In January 2013, the association started Long Play, a digital publication of narrative and investigative long-form journalism. As of 2014, Long Play is published by Long Play Media Ltd.