DisHonorRoll grant application for Freelancers
You are a freelancer applying for a $500 grant to produce a story as part of the DishonorRoll project. If you work for an outlet, please use the form for outlets.

Project Description:
Right-wing media excels at repetition. And that’s what we must do as well if we want to tell the story of sexual violence on campus. We need news outlets to publish and produce stories about campus violence even on ordinary days when there is no celebrity rape case—because on those days we know undergrads are still being raped and assaulted.

To solve the problem of sexual violence on campus, we need consistent, powerful storytelling that puts a human face on campus sexual violence. We need to make the statistics gripping by using the best data graphics available. And mostly we need to repeat the story, over and over.

We seek original pieces that interrogate the ongoing issues surrounding campus sexual assault, particularly from underrepresented or under-featured perspectives. Pieces should aim to provide nuanced analysis that builds on known struggles of campus sexual assault and tell them in a new and compelling way. While personal stories are powerful, we are primarily looking for stories that focus on structural and institutional questions.

You will be asked to sign a MOU on receiving a grant. These will be the terms:
1) You will own rights to the story but you will give Bitch Media the right to republish the story on an aggregated page and further give the Media Consortium rights to republish the story in book/ebook form.
2) The editor of this story will work with project editor Lisa Factora-Borchers (Editorial Director, Bitch Media) to ensure that key terms are consistent with use in the project (such as sexual assault, etc).
3) The publisher/producer of this story will brand the story with the kicker: DishonorRoll and use #DishonorRoll in social media about the story.
4) The publisher/ producer of this story will work with project editor Lisa on calendaring the publication date of your story. Exceptions will be made for breaking news and investigative pieces, but features, profiles and such will be calendared so there is an orderly flow of content.
5) This particular call is for stories that will be ready for publication between February 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018. Stories should be no shorter than 750 words.

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Please provide titles and urls of three of stories you have done that you feel are relevant for this project. *
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What expertise do you bring to this project? *
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In what ways are you responsive to or part of communities whose stories are less often heard? *
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To receive a grant you need to provide your story idea in 250 words or less. Please know that we will keep this idea confidential. If you prefer not to reveal the story using this google form, please provide a general outline here and indicate why you cannot be more specific (i.e. protecting a source, protecting a victim, etc). We will contact you. *
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