Journalism Breakthroughs

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.

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out Ep5: When Journalists Organize and Take Back the Newsroom. The Story of Tiempo Argentino

In this special episode of the Down, but Not Out podcast series, Andrea Gálvez, a journalist based in Argentina, takes over and tells a fantastic story on labor mobilization and Tiempo Argentino's rebirth as a journalistic cooperative.

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out Ep4: On How to Launch a Paywall in 2002 and Live to Tell the Story

Malaysiakini is one of Malaysia’s most popular news sites, and was founded in 1999. In 2002, still a medium size organization, with 20 staff members, making money mostly from advertising and other services, Malaysiakini decided to introduce a paywall at a time when internet access, credit cards and online payments were far from popular anywhere in the world. This episode tells the story of this incredible experiment and its consequences for independent media.

Sharing Knowledge, Mapping Needs: CMDS Launches Report on Innovation in Journalism

CMDS launches report on innovation in journalism, part of its Journalism Breakthroughs project. A dozen media experts, journalists and media managers were interviewed to map the knowledge, training and learning needs of our professional network. The report also discusses how journalists use and consume academic knowledge and how they interact with media experts, as well as the role played by funders in influencing how journalists think about innovation.