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The European Journalism Centre believes journalists have a key role to play in improving people’s lives through access to information, data, and perspectives that build bridges. Yet European journalism faces increasing pressures on revenue, attention, trust and independence. Engaged journalism — reporting that empowers communities and their conversations — offers a solution that can positively impact journalism and society. Following months of research, we’ve learned that European news organisations that place community engagement at the heart of their strategy are making significant progress.
This is why the European Journalism Centre, with funding from the News Integrity Initiative and Civil, launched a €1.7m Engaged Journalism Accelerator.
The programme involved:
Funding: €600k of grants supported new revenue and sustainability for European organisations.
Coaching for grantees and the wider journalism community as well as a peer mentorship network, connecting legacy newsrooms with start-ups and emerging media organisations.
Resources & events: meet-ups across Europe, playbooks and case studies of successes and failures.