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 platform for journalism. Krautreporter was crowdfunded last year by more than 17.000 people. It has been publishing stories on politics, economics and society since last October. It specializes in collaborative journalism: Whenever possible, readers are part of the reporting process.