Five journalistic projects received funding from Uutisraivaaja
Each project was awarded 30 000 euros

The Uutisraivaaja jury decided to award funding to the following five projects: Virtual stories about architechture, created with the latest VR technology.

Caverna: Three short documentaries in a form of a hybrid between a fake documentary and a real one. Workshops about fake news for ninth graders in the Finnish comprehensive school.

The Pop-Up Newsroom for Algorithm Research: Algorithms: how do they work? A research & journalistic project.

Mono No Aware – the Pathos of Things: A five-minute-long virtual reality documentary about the deserted towns around the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan.

4minread Lahti – local news media: Lahti area newsletter delivered to the reader by email.

The funded projects have to be finalized and published by the end of 2021.

The Uutisraivaaja Innovation Challenge was organized for the sixth time. Altogether the contest attracted 17 applications.


For more information, please contact:

President Ulla Koski, +35840 731 1507, [email protected]
Coordinator Tanja Aitamurto, [email protected] Marianna Wahlsten, +35844 242 9100, [email protected]
Caverna: Tiiu Tiilikainen, +35850 468 8495, [email protected]
The Pop-Up Newsroom for Algorithm Research: Johanna Vehkoo, +35845 7834 3609, [email protected]
Mono No Aware: Timo Wright, +35850 594 5466, [email protected]
4minread Lahti: Ari Lämsä, +35850 545 8897, [email protected]

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