Saturday 26 June 2010

New website puts focus on the funding models that could save quality journalism and journalists

A new website has launched which looks at the new funding models that could sustain quality journalism and journalists in the future. has been launched by journalists Alex Klaushofer and Tim Dawson and aims to provide comment and analysis of the revolution that is currently sweeping the media, changing how journalism is paid for and how it is done.
Alex Klaushofer says: "Newspapers, magazines and broadcasting are in themidst of the most profound change in their history. As advertisers andreaders move online, traditional providers of news and analysis have struggled to keep pace. None have so far found funding models to replicate their traditional revenue streams.
"At the same time, a galaxy of new, often niche providers have found freshways to fund journalism and find readers. Our aim is to understand how such models work, and to examine how far they can provide a vibrant future for professional journalism."
  • Tim Dawson is a reporter and feature writer whose work has appeared in the Sunday Times for the past fifteen years. He is a former Scotland correspondent for the New Statesman and has worked as a reporter for People Weekly.
  • Alex Klaushofer is a London-based journalist writing on social affairs and politics in Britain and the Middle East. She has contributed to the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and a variety of BBC programmes.

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