Journalism Breakthroughs

Understanding and Implementing Innovation in News Media and Journalism

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a media company in possession of a good fortune (an audience, brand recognition and decent revenues), must (still) be in want of innovation.", writes Damian Radcliffe in a report on innovation and news media, published  under CMDS' Journalism Breakthroughs project.

Szabad Pécs Launches Online Resource Platform for Hungarian Journalists

October 15, 2021

As part of a collaboration with CMDS, Szabad Pécs, an independent Hungarian news site from southern Hungary, launched a free online resource platform for Hungarian journalists. The launch event was an online discussion on journalism training in Hungary.

When the Medium is the Message: The Cuban “El Paquete” System

In our latest article covering innovation in journalism from around the world, Jelena Prtoric writes how one TB of films, series, magazines, newspapers and advertisement is delivered every week in Cuba to millions of people in an offline delivery system known as El Paquete Semanal.

Crowdfund Data like Correctiv. How to Involve Readers in Investigations

Journalism Breakthroughs article series continues with Jelena Prtoric's piece on, CORRECTIV, a non-profit investigative newsroom that tackles the absence of reliable and accessible data with the help of its readers.

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out E6: Hybrid Journalism

The closing episode of the series discusses an increasingly popular funding strategy for small, independent media organizations: hybrid business models — where media outlets combine revenues from various sources as a means of financing their journalistic work. These business models usually involve a mix of small donations or subscriptions from audiences, grants from big donors like foundations, and from selling services or specialized products.