If it’s all about the readers, why not put them in charge? Through cooperatives or member-based non-profits, journalists and editors are testing the idea. It meshes engagement with contribution, using tools that include vision-setting, story conferencing, comment privileges, and member-only events.
Here’s how the UK’s Bristol Cable, Italy’s L’Ora del Pellice and Khabar Lahariya in India are creating cooperatively-owned news organisations.
These are some of the organisations that the IPI global network has been talking to that are making the digital transition work in their community.
* Lucas Batt, Membership Coordinator, The Bristol Cable, UK
* Pooja Pande, Head of Strategy, Khabar Lahariya, India
* Daniele Arghittu, Editor, L’Ora del Pellice, Italy
* Jacqui Park, Head of Network Strategy and Innovation, IPI (moderator)
We launched our report and shared some of the insights together with a few of the big local experiments, from the United States to India, from South Africa to Europe.
What do we need from you?
If you’ve read this, you are probably on a similar journey. Be in touch at jpark[at]ipi.media and we’ll be in touch with you. The best way to tackle these big challenges is if we do it together.
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