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Saving Journalism, Part Three: The Future of Investigative Reporting

Investigative journalists face extraordinary challenges, with legal and physical threats, growing surveillance, online trolls, and a financial model that’s all but collapsed. Now add to that a global pandemic and a backlash against democracy and independent media, and you can see our field is under tremendous pressure.

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News & Analysis Sustainability

Saving Journalism, Part One: Finding the Right Funding

In this excerpt from Anya Schiffrin’s latest report on the state of sustainability of journalism, the author discusses how government funding can throw the profession a lifeline in an era where philanthropic efforts to support the press are struggling and Big Tech is increasingly seen as a competitor instead of a platform for news organizations.

News & Analysis Sustainability

Retaining Independence and Fighting Lawsuits with a Membership Model

DOSSIER, an Austrian outlet that is a member center of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, has been able to offset the financial challenges experienced by many media outlets in Austria — and combat a series of vexatious lawsuits — thanks to its membership program.

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Case Studies Sustainability

‘Illuminate the Darkness’: Creating an Independent News Site in Crisis-Hit Venezuela

The “dream” of Efecto Cocuyo began mid-2014, initially a discussion in cafes with colleagues and friends Laura Weffer and Josefina Ruggiero, as well as three young journalists. An incubator programme helped the team design an operational and business model and in January 2015 Efecto Cocuyo was born, launching first on Twitter and gaining 18,000 followers in its first week. At the time of writing, it had more than 724,000.

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News & Analysis Press Freedom Sustainability

Amid a Press Crackdown in Myanmar, One News Site Survives on Reader Revenue

Even after the coup in Myanmar, Frontier Myanmar has continued reporting on socio-economic issues. Publishing deeply reported pieces has made them popular among their readers. However, the entire website is now behind a paywall and available only to paying members — rates that are high for an average news consumer within a country where roughly 37% of the people live below the poverty line.

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5 Journalism Tips from Edwy Plenel

After the opening, plenary session of GIJC21, Mediapart editor and French journalist icon Edwy Plenel spoke with GIJN’s French editor, Marthe Rubio, to offer five, high-level tips for running a successful investigative news outlet.