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500 Applications to Resist & Rebuild
NMV’s “Resist and Rebuild” Open Call closed in March, and we were eager to know whether the energy we’ve seen on the national stage would translate into a boost in applications. The verdict is in: we received a record-breaking 500 applications – almost twice as many as our last open call!
From filter bubbles and misinformation to storytelling and new models for journalism, this year’s applicants are really swinging for the fences. We’ve been impressed by the variety of inspiring projects, and see some early themes emerging.
The majority of applications fit into five main categories:
Applicants are also focusing on engaging and activating specific constituencies for future elections, with women and millennials emerging as key target audiences. And last but not least, we received many applications addressing specific issue areas, including:
Over the last few weeks, we’ve met with 60 of these amazing entrepreneurs to hear their pitches and dig into their strategy, business models, and revenue generation plans. We’ll be posting more reflections and lessons learned in the weeks ahead, as well as announcing our finalists. Stay tuned!