Velocidad: Promoting Independent Digital Journalism in Latin America

We are pleased to announce the ten Velocidad media grantees. For more information about the winners please click on this link.

Velocidad is a pioneering initiative to accelerate the growth of independent news media in Latin America. 

Velocidad (“Velocity” or “Speed” in English) is an accelerator program that will invest up to $1.5 million in funding and expert consulting for news startups publishing content in Portuguese or Spanish. 

Velocidad is funded by Luminate and run by the International Center for Journalists and SembraMedia, a nonprofit that trains digital media organizations in Latin America on business and finance skills. SembraMedia was cofounded by ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner

ICFJ and SembraMedia selected 10 news organizations to receive grants and six months of intensive mentoring and training. Based on the grantees’ achievements during this period, up to six of the selected organizations could receive additional funding and continued strategic support.

For the latest news about the program, visit the Velocidad website

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