The Spinoff has created a new fund dedicated to investigative journalism. Our focus is on supporting in-depth reporting by our team, as well as freelance reporters within New Zealand. Your donation will help us sustain this most resource-intensive form of journalism, ensuring that the most complex and important stories still get told.
The Spinoff Longform Fund is open to any journalist who wishes to apply. We’re asking New Zealand’s extraordinary writing, video and audio journalism communities to pitch stories to email@example.com – and if you have tips or leads please send them (in the strictest confidence) to the same address.
The standard rate for successful applicants will be $1 per word plus expenses for text-based stories. Audio and video projects will be similarly well-compensated, because we don’t think longform journalism should be a labour of love alone.
The first deadline for applications is August 31.