The Finnish Association for Slow Journalism will give out 2 000 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 (approximately 2 000 euros) is paid.
Rules of application:
- The deadline for story is April 4th. Send your pitch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a story summary and a timetable that suits yourself. 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.
- Slow Journalism Association decides on the winner within a week after deadline. The association can give the 2 000 euros to one writer or divide the sum between a few people. If a story makes it to publication 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.