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.

“The future of journalism is collaborative and is decentralised”: Q&A with Sabrina Faramarzi, managing director, Are We Europe

Catalina Albeanu

Are We Europe is supporting journalism hubs in underserved communities. Their new managing director shares more about the thinking behind the projects of this award-winning media collective.

From policy papers to digitalisation: How CMFE makes sure community media doesn’t miss out 

Catalina Albeanu

An interview with Vladimir Radinovic, president of the board of Community Media Forum Europe, about the current challenges of the third media sector and how the network works to address them.

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.

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Cross-border highlights

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

The ecstasy of therapy

Michele Calamaio, Nathan Domon

The Ecstasy of Therapy is the first-ever European audio-cartoon investigation that presents a scientific report on the potential of drugs to treat mental illnesses – in our case, MDMA/Ecstasy to heal PTSD, comparing the cross-border conservative and progressive political perspectives in Italy and the Netherlands. The final objective? To open a debate about the distorted narrative around the matter and shape a more aware public opinion about heavy drugs and the therapeutic value they can have for society.

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.

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.