Wednesday, 24 February 2010

New Ways to Make Journalism Pay - conference report

Gavin McFadyen of the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, and formerly with the World In Action team, tells how non-profit foundations increasingly fund investigations. The NUJ's Jenny Lennox (left) chaired this session. Photo copyright Tony Rizzo.

For many months now, I've been working on the committee that organised an looking practical examples of how journalists can start up their own media enterprises and make a living out of them, now that the corporate model of media ownership seems to be failing.

The New Ways to Make Journalism Pay conference hosted by NUJ London Freelance Branch in January was the result. There's a report on the conference here, and links to audio files and video clips of the conference will be added to this shortly.

Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette editor, presented a case study of an established magazine forced by the current climate to go from weekly to monthly and move most of its news online - his own Press Gazette. Conference instigator and outgoing LFB vice-chair Alex Klaushofer (right) kicked off the proceedings. Photo copyright Tony Rizzo, and thanks to him for making them available.

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