Velocidad (which means “Velocity” in Spanish) will work with emerging Latin American digital media outlets that have strong leadership potential and are highly motivated to develop the necessary commercial, technical and editorial strategies to lay the foundations for an independent and sustainable news organization.

Under the direction of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia, and with financial support from Luminate, Velocidad seeks to invest more than US$1.5 million between 2019 and 2021 to foster independent journalism in the region.

Our program

  • Call for applications open

  • Call for applications closes

  • Webinar for 75 short-listed candidates

  • Selection of 25 finalists

  • Velocidad grantees announced

  • Kick-off event and face-to-face meetings

  • Start of the acceleration process for grantees

  • End of the first acceleration stage

  • Second acceleration stage for up to 6 media projects chosen from the 10 media grantees

  • Face-to-face meetings with finalists of the second acceleration stage

  • End of the acceleration cycle

Velocidad Partners

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