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Thursday, October 8

11:00 CEST

Sustainability Strategies: How To Support Investigative Newsrooms
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. 

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Günter Bartsch

Geschäftsführer, Netzwerk Recherche

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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... 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 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from... Read More →

Valer Kot

Media Advisory Services, Media Development Investment Fund

Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)
Friday, October 9

12:00 CEST

Fundraising for your Investigation
Despite more than 150 nonprofits engaged in investigative journalism worldwide, most groups are struggling for money. Many fail to apply their own reporting techniques to finding donors and to invest in "development." There's money out there, and our field continues to grow. but you need to have a solid strategy and a strong commitment. Here are three experts who can help guide your way: Maria Teresa Ronderos is director of the OSF Program on Independent Media, the largest private donor in international media development. Bridget Gallagher is a leading media fundraiser who has raised millions of dollars from private donors; her clients include GIJN, Internews, and PBS. And Leon Willems of the Global Forum for Media Development will talk about raising funds from governments and other public entities. 

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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy... Read More →

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Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →
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Algirdas Lipstas

Deputy Director, OSF
Algirdas Lipstas joined the Media Program (now the Program on Independent Journalism) as project manager in charge primarily of support to journalism training projects. This included work with mid-career journalism training institutions in Open Society’s “traditional region... Read More →
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Leon Willems

Director, Free Press Unlimited
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also member of the Steering... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)
Saturday, October 10

10:30 CEST

New Models and Startups
What are the secrets of successful startups? What new models can we apply to create viable homes for investigative journalism? We've brought together four great minds working on these issues, with plenty of tips for those ready to launch investigative newsrooms, online publications, cross-border projects, training centers, and more. Teun Gautier will talk about the results of a new study on new models, drawing on his own extensive experience with startups. Kim Yong Jin will explain the success of Newstapa, Korea's video-based investigative nonprofit, which has more than 30,000 dues-paying members. And Correct!v's Christan Humborg will talk about the group's ambitious business plans to ensure that Germany's first nonprofit investigative newsroom is sustainable. Tying it all together will be Reg Chua, Thomson Reuters' Data and Innovation Editor.

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Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

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Teun Gautier

Owner, Gautier CIMC
Teun will speak about a recent international study he was involved in, adressing the transition to new models and identified 52 ways to make money with journalism. He is currently involved with launched the House of Journalism, a cooperation for independent journalists and collectives... Read More →
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Christian Humborg

RUMS Münster/Wikimedia
Dr. Christian Humborg ist in Münster/Westfalen geboren und aufgewachsen und lebt seit über 20 Jahren in Berlin. Seit 2016 ist er Bereichsleiter Finanzen und Zentrale Dienste von Wikimedia Deutschland und Stellvertreter des Alleinvorstandes. Zuvor war er als Geschäftsführer von... Read More →
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Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30 CEST
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00 CEST

Crowdfunding: Projects, Stories, and Startups
Crowdfunding is the process of convincing typically a large group of people to contribute small sums of money toward a specific project, usually via the Internet. At a time when the media is struggling to fund serious journalism, crowdfunding is helping redefine what's possible -- whether you’re raising money for one story or a new organization. Today, there are hundreds of crowdfunding sites worldwide. Most crowdfunded journalism projects raise modest amounts, but there are some notable big successes. What's the secret to a successful campaign? What tools do you use? Here are journalists with first-hand experience in the field -- from a million-Euro startup in Germany to an investigative center in Brazil and an online publisher in Malaysia.

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Gabriela Manuli

Deputy Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Gabriela Manuli, GIJN Deputy Director. A native of Argentina, Gabriela Manuli has been a journalist for more than ten years, working for radio and TV shows, magazines, and newspapers. From 2005 to 2009 she was a member of the investigative reporting team of Perfil Newspaper in Ar... Read More →

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Nigel Aw

Journalist, Malaysiakini
Nigel Aw is a journalist with Malaysiakini, Malaysia's leading independent news site. Earlier this year his work won an award for editorial excellence in investigative reporting from the Hong Kong-based Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). His winning series was a four-part investigative... Read More →
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Sebastian Esser

Journalist, Krautreporter
Sebastian Esser is the founder and editor of Krautreporter, a digital magazine in Berlin, Germany. He has been reporting on national politics for Vanity Fair Germany and on the media industry for V.i.S.d.P. magazine. He’s been involved in several news startups, including a crowdfunding... Read More →
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Natalia Viana

Co-Director, Pública
Natalia Viana is co-director of Agencia Publica. She was a partner of WikiLeaks in Brazil, coordinating the release of the US embassy cables. She has collaborated with various domestic and international media outlets including: Pacifica Network, PBS (US), the BBC, the Guardian... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)