Media Innovation/

Stars4Media is an innovation exchange programme aiming at facilitating cooperation between media professionals, and accelerating media innovation and cross-border coverage in Europe.

Cross-border Cooperation/

Media professionals, media organisations and tech companies have the opportunity to collaborate on new editorial & technological products, and new business models across borders.

Bottom-up Initiatives/

Media professionals from EU countries have the chance to cooperate around bottom-up Initiatives and benefit from coaching from media experts on quality reporting, data-journalism, AI tools and business development.

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Why participate? As a news media company you will:

  • Cooperate cross-border with another media organisation for a period of 4 to 10 months
  • Benefit from the guidance, training and coaching to implement business and/or newsroom transformation projects
  • Test new editorial and technological products and new business models across borders
  • Develop and motivate your staff and future management
  • Receive a grant of up to 44  000€ per media organisation (when joining both the EXPLORE and BOOST programme phases)
  • Exchange best practices with innovative media organisations and become part of a vibrant community of media innovators 

How to participate?

Interested media are invited to submit a proposal for a collaborative project under one of the two Tracks: ‘business transformation’ (Track 1) or ‘newsroom transformation’ (Track 2). Each project should have the potential to participate in and complete the full BOOST phase but will enter the programme in the ‘EXPLORE’ phase. Afterwards, a second jury assessment will take place to select the companies that will advance in the BOOST phase.

To propose your project, download the application form here, fill it in and upload it below. 

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, 30 June 2022. 

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