TruthBuzz: The viral fact-checking contest

TruthBuzz: The viral fact-checking contest

Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. Is the truth keeping pace?

We want to make sure it does. Our global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.

We want your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. We’re looking for ideas — from everyone, not just journalists — that turn fact-checking into engaging, visual and interactive stories that are instantly understandable and shareable.

We welcome entries in any digital format and in all languages.

The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of US$10,000.

Applications must be filled out in English. To help you hone your ideas, ICFJ hosted a webinar focusing on best practices for creating well-sourced, viral content and tips for creating a competitive entry.

The application deadline has been extended to July 9.

To learn more about what we’re looking for and to apply, please visit our page on Medium.