Guns, Politics and Media: A Look at Czech Investigative Journalism

After the 2008 economic crisis, western media companies sold their interests in the Czech Republic’s biggest media houses, radio stations and newspapers to Czech and Slovak billionaires. But the concentration of media in the hands of a few powerful owners has had an unexpected, positive impact. It has led to the emergence of smaller, independent investigative journalism sites, as well as new initiatives to fund them.

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البحث عن فرصة منحة تمويل

تعتبر المساعدة في إيجاد تمويل من أكثر الاستفسارات التي تصل الشبكة العالمية للصحافة الاستقصائية، ففي ظل انتشار المنظمات الاعلامية غير الربحية، فإن الصحافيين بدأوا بالبحث عن طرق جديدة لجمع الأموال، وتنظيم الجانب التجاري لمؤسساتهم الصحفية. وفي هذا السياق استعانت الشبكة بالخبيرة في تمويل المؤسسات غير الربحية (بريجيت جالاجر)، والتي ساهمت في اطلاق الشبكة ، وجمعت الملايين من الدولارات لصالح منظمات غير ربحية، تجيب

How Communities Enable Success in Watchdog News

At a time when many legacy publications and platforms are foundering financially, stakeholder-driven media are proving the business case for an advocacy-based, community audience paradigm. What drives it to work is if your organisation has a decent mission that matter to the target community and you deliver in a reliable and accessible manner. Mark Lee Hunter, Luk Van Wassenhove and Maria Besiou explore the success stories of SDMs and analyse the keys to their success.

Digital Strategy: Prioritize Community, Not Audience

The old news business model has been serving advertisers and investors at the expense of the most important people in the media equation — the public, the readers, the users. But now that digital media have broken up that arranged marriage of advertising and news content, publishers are rediscovering the importance of focusing on serving readers.

Can Philanthropy Save the Media?

The media, civil society, and democracy are under unprecedented duress around the world. Protecting the independent media and the public sphere presents an “epic challenge,” but there is great opportunity for philanthropy to step up and help. Bruce Sievers and Patrice Schneider detail five avenues worth pursuing in funding news media and argue that charitable donors should significantly increase their investment in the media.

How New Media’s Social Impact Creates Financial Value

For high-quality journalism to thrive after the collapse of the traditional business model for media, independent media outlets need to leverage on their social capital to generate revenue and ensure editorial independence. The economic value of social impact can be used to justify and attract investments from foundations, NGOs, businesses, the public, and even government.