Having successfully launched the first phase of its business sustainability and innovation-support program for digital media in Bulgaria and Romania, Amplify Europe is now open for applications from Croatia.
Funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and the German Postcode Lottery, Amplify Europe supports revenue and audience development of promising independent digital media, who must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be small or medium-sized independent media companies, at least six months in existence, with digital at the core of their business.
- Applicants should have a particular business/ revenue/ transformation project they are planning to work on over the next 12-24 months (or early stages of an existing project), addressing one or more of the following focus areas:
New revenue opportunities: Innovative solutions to revenue challenges that media companies face – opening up new revenue streams to make media organizations more sustainable and independent.
Digital native products: New approaches to collecting news and information, and to reporting, storytelling and distribution, that embrace the possibilities of technology and contribute to the viability of news operations.
Reaching communities outside capital/ big-city bubbles: Innovative approaches to reach that empower people outside major urban areas or those generally underserved by existing news media.
Innovation in distribution: Media technology and tools that help to distribute local and relevant news in a cost-effective and sustainable way.
Transition to digital: Finding and implementing solutions, products or processes that assist legacy media to transform their businesses.
The closing deadline for applications is 13 June, 2023.