Distribution & Syndication through Online Platforms

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“Syndicating” content is one way for investigative journalism organizations to widen their readership, increase their visibility, and earn revenue. Arranging such republishing is more feasible and beneficial for established organizations, especially when it comes to online distribution by the tech behemoths. The traditional model of syndication is to place a specific article with a larger publisher, but finding willing publishing partners is not always easy, even if the price is right. For more on Distribution, Promotion, and Freelancing, see our GIJN Guide.There’s testimony on this point from an Italian independent investigative journalism outfit, Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), profiled by Michele Barbero for GIJN in 2020. “Convincing the Italian media to publish us has always been very difficult,” said Cecilia Anesi, IRPI’s co-founder and president.

What We’re Reading: Facebook’s Original Reporting Algorithm, Academic and Journalism Collaborations, and the Race Problem in Europe’s Newsrooms

This week’s Friday 5, where we round up our favorite reads from around the online world in English, includes a recent algorithm change on Facebook’s News Feed that will boost original news stories, lessons learned on an academic and investigative journalism collaboration, and European media’s race problem.

What We’re Reading: F@%# the Pulitzer, Tough Questions for “Plandemic”, and the Ethics of Showing Your Work Pre-Pub

This week’s Friday 5, where we round up our favorite reads from around the online world in English, includes Meduza’s report on Russian editor Roman Badanin’s Pulitzer-charged rant against The New York Times, ProPublica’s sober response to the “Plandemic” viral video, and Poynter’s point about an ethics policy that includes guidelines for pre-publication source review.

ستُّ نصائح لاستخدام أدوات المصادر المفتوحة عند إعداد التقارير من المنزل


مكّنت أدواتُ المصادرِ المفتوحة والمحتوى الذي ينشئه المستخدمون (UGC) وفلاتر البحث المتقدّمة الصحفيين من إنتاج قصص صحفيّة مهمّة عن وباء كوفيد-19 من بيوتهم أثناء فترة الحجر الصحي. قد يبدو العثور على المحتوى المفيد مهمّةً صعبة خاصةً وأنه هنالك 6000 تغريدة تُرسّل في كلّ ثانية، وأكثر من 500 ساعة من المحتوى تُرفَع على YouTube في الدقيقة. ومع ذلك، فإن الخبراء يحذرون من أن أفضل البحوث ذات المصادر المفتوحة لا تؤدّي إلا نصف المهمة، وهي ليست عملية مُؤتمتة. يتطلّب الأمر جهدًا مضنيًا لتعلُّم كيفية البحث في الأنظمة والتحقُّق من البيانات والوصول إلى مصادر غير مألوفة للتوصُّل إلى النصف الآخر من القصة. للمزيد من النصائح والأدوات: راجعوا مركز الموارد في GIJN.

6 Tips for Using Open Source Tools When Reporting from Home

The use of open source tools, user-generated content, and advanced search filters has allowed reporters to break major stories on the COVID-19 pandemic from home quarantine. In a recent GIJN webinar, three investigative researchers shared key insights on the tools and techniques that have unearthed facts and visuals beyond the reach of traditional field reporting.