From large investigations to newsroom projects, funding money can make or break great pieces of journalism.
However, most journalists are not project managers and can find the application process confusing and a tad daunting.
To help you craft the winning pitch, Lungelo Ndhlovu summed up the main points from a webinar on pitching stories to organisations that fund reporting projects in this article published by IJNet.
Steve Sapienza, a senior strategist in collaborative news partnerships at the Pulitzer Center who spoke at the webinar, is quoted in the article as saying that "journalists should know how to create a compelling story idea, followed by a reporting plan and details on how their final reporting product will be distributed. This includes identifying the audience they seek to reach, as well as an outlet that will publish their work. Last, but not least, it is important to develop a budget for the project."
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