Lessons from year one of De Correspondent

Repost from Medium: Here’s what happened to that world-record in journalism crowdfunding In November 2013, GigaOm’s Mathew Ingram reported on the Dutch journalism crowdfunding campaign which led to the founding of our publication, De Correspondent: It will be fascinating to watch De Correspondent, and see whether it can follow through on the incredible promise demonstrated by […]

Every reader is an expert at something

Repost from Medium: Why we see journalists as conversation leaders and readers as expert contributors Lately, there has been a lot of talk about news sites shutting down their comments sections, since readers’ contributions are often too obtrusive (read Mathew Ingrams excellent post about this). Here in Amsterdam, we sincerely regret these developments, since we believe […]

Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent now has 30,000 paying members

Repost from Medium: How we’ve doubled our number of members, one year after our world record in journalism crowdfunding De Correspondent is a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that offers background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally […]

About Dutch journalism startup De Correspondent

Repost from Medium: How we turned a world record in journalism crowd-funding into an actual publication De Correspondent is a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that offers background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be […]

Nieuwe uitdaging: ik word uitgever van De Correspondent

De toekomst van de journalistiek ontdek je alleen door te experimenteren. Ik ben ontzettend blij dat ik dat namens 17.325 (and counting) pioniers mag doen. Toen Rob vroeg of ik uitgever van De Correspondent wilde worden, twijfelde ik geen moment. We hebben in Nederland nog maar weinig intiatieven gezien waarbij journalisten vanuit het niets mochten […]

Als De Correspondent slaagt, is dat wereldnieuws

Hoe groot is de kans dat De Correspondent lukt? Inmiddels lijkt dat een makkelijke vraag, maar dat was ruim 24 uur geleden wel anders. ‘Heel groot!’ Zeg je nu. ‘Die Wijnberg zit binnen een dag al op de helft van het benodigde startbudget en hij heeft nog negenentwintig dagen de tijd!’ Gistermiddag zou je misschien […]