LDR Host Newsroom Applications

The Local Democracy Reporting (LDR) programme is currently welcoming applications from NZ Media Council members and associate members interested in hosting local democracy reporters from January to December 2021. This includes but isn’t limited to members of the Community Newspapers’ Association and Te Whakaruruhau o Te Reo Irirangi Māori.

Applicants will need to be able to show they already consistently cover civic matters for regional or under-served audiences. They will need to be able to say how they will use the extra reporter to broaden or deepen their existing coverage.

They will be invited to submit a budget proposal detailing the estimated local cost of employing the extra reporter for a year, including which costs they’re willing and able to cover themselves.

Media organisations may only apply for one placement given the limited number of spots (at least four placements).

You can find out more about the scheme and its content-sharing requirements here.

Apply to host a local democracy reporter from January to December 2021

For more information, please contact LDR Manager Nina Fowler at nina.fowler@rnz.co.nz. The funding application guidelines and supporting information are available for download here: 

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 30 September 2020.

You are also able to apply to become one of our wider media partners with full access to the content – a separate sign-up form is available here.