Collaborative Journalism Database

A searchable database of journalism networks, collectives, hubs, and groups from Europe connecting reporters focused on collaborative and cross-border journalism.

Are you part of a group of journalists sharing best practices and want to connect with new colleagues? Are you a freelancer looking for a support network? Are you looking for partners to apply to grants together, to exchange training, or need expertise for an investigation? This directory showcases the growth of collaborative journalism while helping you develop your own network, through practical search features designed with input from journalists. It is free to use.

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Who are we?

The directory is built by Free Press Unlimited as part of the European Excellence Exchange in Journalism (E3J) Project and supports the organisation’s mission to make independent journalism accessible to all people.

“When journalists work together, publications only get better. This Directory aims to help journalists from different backgrounds and expertise to find each other and collaborate. This expands their knowledge and scope of their work, and with that also their impact. I hope many journalists will find and make use of this Directory, so their stories find their way to the public and keep them informed with trusted information.”

Ruth Kronenburg, Executive Director, Free Press Unlimited

How they do it

Interviews with journalism network directors, coordinators and facilitators about the day to day realities of their work.

Diving into the structure and process of an almost 20-year old network, with BIRN director Milka Domanovic

Catalina Albeanu

While BIRN still has great institutional memory, procedures bring clarity to a complex network.

“We need the public on our side”: How Oštro is sharing investigative skills in Slovenia

Catalina Albeanu

Oštro is training the next generation of investigative journalists and leading on transparency.

“A coordinator’s role is to listen and convene, and build a process”: Q&A with Lucas Batt, coordinator of Reference

Catalina Albeanu

Over 25 European independent media got together to help each other find answers to non-editorial questions and explore sustainability. What does it take to facilitate their work?

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Cross-border highlights

A selection of features and investigations produced with support from European Excellence Exchange in Journalism production grants.

How much carmakers’ lobbying on new EU emissions rules will cost us: Part II

Stefano Valentino

Inside the Euro 7 lobbying strategy. The car industry hijacked the Commission’s work and influenced the decision on Euro 7 from the outset. Their aim was to continue producing polluting cars at the lowest cost, while delaying the transition to zero emissions.

How much carmakers’ lobbying on new EU emissions rules will cost us: Part I

Stefano Valentino

By aligning itself with the recommendations of the car industry when adopting new emission standards, the European Union could be caving in to the industry lobby at the expense of taxpayers’ money and citizens’ health, according to confidential documents obtained by Voxeurop.

Puppy trade increases risk of rabies in Western Europe

Annick Hus, Jon Erik West

Ordering a puppy online and having it delivered to your door has become a common practice since the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet this trade in cute animals brings significant risks, Paolo Zucca, lead partner of the EU Biocrime project, told Apache.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.