NIRP Guidelines for Story Pitches

Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project Guidelines for Story Pitches

Dear Participants,

Greetings from International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR).

On behalf of the management of ICIR and the project team, accept our appreciation for your active participation at the just concluded Investigative reporting training.

You will recall that the Nigeria Investigative Reporting Project is a two year project and the three days training is one of the activities under it. The next phase of the project is the shortlisting and award of small grants for successful investigative stories pitched. Please follow these guidelines if you are interested in applying for these grants.

1. Submit a pitch detailing the investigative project you want to undertake

2. The pitch should include a project title, the problem you want to solve/rationale for the investigation and steps you will take in reporting the story

3. Include a budget of how much the investigation will cost with some details about budget items

4. ICIR and Ford Foundation requires a written commitment from your editor guaranteeing that the report of the investigation would be published on your platform (newspaper/radio/television, etc.)

This information is also available on ICIR website and on all our online platforms.

On the training, please note that pictures of the training are available on our facebook Or

Also, training presentations will be sent to all participants sometimes next week.

For more information, you can send emails to this address or call the numbers below.

Best regards,

Temitope Shaba

Twitter: @icirnigeria ; @nirp_icir
Facebook: investigative reporting project; centre for investigative reporting

M: 234-803-737-1352

skype: shabatop

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