For Project Oasis, 34 researchers mapped and studied media from more than 40 countries and produced a directory featuring 540 media profiles
It is a pleasure to announce that we have launched Project Oasis, a year-long research project on the sustainability, innovation, and impact of independent digital native media. SembraMedia lead this research project in partnership with the European Journalism Centre (EJC), Google News Initiative (GNI), International Media Support (IMS), Media and Journalism Research Center (MJRC), and Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD).
In addition to the directory, Project Oasis includes a report featuring trends and insights into the sustainability, types of coverage, team formation, innovation, and press freedom across Europe. The executive summary of this report, as well as the country summaries, will be translated into more than 30 languages at the end of May 2023.
We have been inspired by the innovation, determination, and award-winning news coverage that is being done by digital native media throughout Europe. As we’ve learned from similar research projects in other parts of the world, shining a light on the kinds of media featured in our new Project Oasis directory can help their leaders learn from each other, and gain greater visibility and recognition from organisations that can provide the vital support they need and deserve-Janine Warner, co-founder and executive director of SembraMedia
The European Journalism Centre recognises the value of the directory and report, and has welcomed the opportunity to join this fine group of partners. Putting the spotlight on digital native outlets can help their leaders exchange knowledge, collaborate and gain greater visibility and recognition from organisations that can offer the needed support to continue their work. We are confident that Project Oasis will lead to more collaboration and sustainability.