September 2018

Journalismus? Nicht umsonst!

Non-profit journalism, new financing ideas and the relationship between journalism and foundations will be the focus of the conference organised by Netzwerk Recherche in Berlin. Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen will open the conference with her keynote speech "Gründen, erfinden, experimentieren - Wie Pioniere den Journalismus der Zukunft gestalten [Founding, Inventing, Experimenting - How Pioneers Shape the Journalism of the Future]".

The conference will offer practice workshops, best practice, debates and lightning talks on the topic of non-profit journalism. To the website of the event

About the Event

Journalism is not for free. This means: investigative research have consequences. They point out grievances, they drive changes and bring down the powerful, they are in the service of society. This journalism is worth it, but it is also an elaborate process. In other words: it costs money, which is scarce in many places.
The conference will talk about both aspects – about the orientation of journalism towards the common good as well as on other new financing ideas. What role does non-profit journalism play in the media world by now - not only in Germany? How can foundations support journalistic ideas and research? Club, community, crowd – how do readers becoming paying sponsors? What alternative financing models have proven itself in journalism, what mistakes have been made?
Journalists like Elisa Simantke (Investigate Europe), Christian Schwägerl (RiffReporter), Tabea Grzeszyk (Hostwriter) and Leonid Klimov (Dekoder) but also experts like Julia Herrnböck (Dossier/University of Vienna), Christopher Buschow (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), Volker Lilienthal (Universität Hamburg) and Simon Jochim (Stiftung Entrepreneurship) will be at this event.


21 September 2018


TUECHTIG – gemeinnütziger Coworking-Space in den Osram-Höfen
Oudenarder Straße 16 (Building D06)
13347 Berlin

Infos zur Veranstaltung


TUECHTIG – gemeinnütziger Coworking-Space in den Osram-Höfen
Oudenarder Straße 16 (Gebäude D06)
13347 Berlin

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen
Senior Researcher Journalism Research

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 91
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 77




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