South Korea’s Investigative Newsroom Newstapa Pioneers a New Model in East Asia

The South Korean nonprofit investigative newsroom Newstapa was founded in 2012 by a group of journalists who had been either dismissed or marginalized in their newsrooms for demanding editorial independence. Since then, much has changed in the country’s political and media landscapes. Searching for sustainability in the midst of these upheavals has been a wild ride, writes Lee Taehoon for GIJN.

Korea Journalism Review on Global Investigative Reporting

GIJN is featured in the July cover story of Newspapers & Broadcasting, the monthly journalism review published by the Korea Press Foundation. The issue focuses on the role of nonprofits in the global spread of investigative journalism, and also features GIJN members International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. South Korea hosts a growing investigative journalism tradition, and our colleagues there recently started the first investigative reporting nonprofit in Northeast Asia, Newstapa — the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism. The KCIJ gets much of its funding from thousands of memberships.