Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) and 16 journalist trainers recently held a series of training workshops on media literacy and digital investigation for Canadian journalists. We are now offering one-time Story Grants. Successful applicants will receive a bursary to produce original and timely reporting on stories related to online misinformation.

The Misinformation Project was organized by JHR and First Draft News in order to train journalists, media professionals and students in digital literacy skills.

If you or your newsroom would like to cover online misinformation or would like to explore how it is affecting Canadians, we’d like to hear from you.

This is a chance to explore a topic of growing importance. The spread of misinformation through social media platforms and messaging apps has created a new and complex information environment for journalists and Canadians alike. The pandemic has also highlighted the need for high-quality health and science information that comes from trusted media sources.

Story topics can range from the impact of misinformation on the well-being of diverse communities in Canada to the spread of specific disinformation narratives to tips Canadians can use in order to identify misinformation online.

Successful applicants must attend an online misinformation training session led by a JHR journalist trainer. If you have not attended a session and would like to do so please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 23:59 ET

Link to the Bursary Application:
https://forms.gle/REFDyAwZRqVmuZWW8

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This program was funded by the McConnell Foundation