Journalism Breakthroughs

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out, Ep 3: Journalism Cooperatives and Subscription Newsletters. Power in the Hands of Journalists

Can journalism cooperatives and subscription newsletters put power back in the hands of journalists?

How to Bridge Divides in Small Local Communities? Some Lessons We Learned at Átlátszó Erdély

Why should we care about who is responsible for a back country road built on a huge landslip? Is it newsworthy that the mayor of a village of 1,000 inhabitants “forgot” to mention in his wealth declaration that he had hundreds of thousands of euros in revenue from EU-subsidized land, cheaply rented from the local council? Who is interested in the two women from a 500-people village who aspired to become local councilors, but couldn’t because the male majority rigged the pre-election to make their running impossible?

People-Powered Investigations: How the Bureau Local is Trying to Spark Change through Collaboration

The first article in a series exploring the power of audiences to support, inform and shape innovative journalism discusses how the UK based The Bureau Local, investigates for and with citizens - all while empowering local newsrooms.

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out 2: Synthesizing Journalism and Art in Belarus and Jordan

The second episode of the Down, but Not Out  podcast series discussed the case of two media organizations that overcame geographical distances to report on their homes from abroad. They are also doing much more than that: they have created a synthesis of different art forms and journalism and became critical voices and sources of information for their public.

Unexpected Collaboration: ‘Follow The Money’ Initiative and Magamba Network Keep COVID-19 Funds on Close Check in Africa

Digital platforms have become critical watchdogs in closely monitoring and recording the receipt and utilization of COVID-19 funds from different donors and government budgets, amid secretiveness by public bodies. Their scrutiny boosts accountability while shortchanging of desperate beneficiaries, particularly poor communities on the African continent is reduced.