New Business Models for Journalism: Building Success by Building Community

Launched in 2013, and setting a world-record for crowdfunding in journalism, De Correspondent - a Dutch journalism platform that focuses on background, analysis, investigative reporting - is succeeding by redefining the news and the business model of a newspaper.

Its 45,000 members pay for operations through subscriptions and one-off fees, and also contribute their expertise and insight to stories in the making. De Correspondent's coverage focuses not on exceptional events like terrorist attacks, but on long-term trends like climate change.

Its journalists are actively involved in finding and engaging the right audience for their stories, as well as reporting. In this session, we will see how a revolt against the traditional way of committing quality journalism can be successful.

Rob Wijnberg and Ernst-Jan Pfauth talk to Mark Lee Hunter about their publication.