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Thursday, October 8 • 11:00 - 12:00
Sustainability Strategies: How To Support Investigative Newsrooms

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There are at least 150 nonprofit organizations in over 50 countries doing, teaching, and promoting investigative journalism. The number has more than doubled during the past 15 years. But why do some thrive while others struggle? What are the keys to building and sustaining a nonprofit investigative news organization? Doing great journalism isn't enough -- nonprofits are businesses, and your group's success will also depend on good management, sound accounting, determined fundraising, and diversified revenue. Here are invaluable tips from veterans in the field, with lessons from both successful nonprofits and for-profits. 

Moderators
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Günter Bartsch

Geschäftsführer, Netzwerk Recherche
Günter Bartsch, Jahrgang 1979, ist Journalist und seit 2009 Geschäftsführer der Journalistenvereinigung Netzwerk Recherche, Berlin. Werdegang: 1999 Volontariat bei Allgäuer Zeitung / Augsburger Allgemeine, anschließend Redakteur in Füssen. 2002–08 Politikwissenschafts-Studium in Augsburg und Berlin.

Speakers
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Leila Bicakcic

Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting
Leila Bičakčić is director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was a founding member of the organization, as business manager of the Journalism Development Group. Her responsibilities include fundraising and donor relations, administration and financial management. Prior to CIN, she worked for OSCE, UNICEF and the American Bar Association (ABA/CEELI), where she spent nine years as finance... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Valer Kot

Director of Media Advisory Services, MDIF
Valer Kot has more than 15 years of executive experience in the digital publishing industry with a proven track record in strategic planning, product development and project management for digital media products. He worked as a director of e-publishing at one of the biggest publishing houses in Slovakia, where he developed leading news portal (www.sme.sk). Later worked as a COO at Piano Media - a digital subscription... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

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