2014-07-03

ESSEN - In Germany, the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world has been launched. CORRECT!V wants to "make investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible to media organisations throughout Germany."

The platform sees itself as one of the many answers to the media crisis. "The old models of business are losing effectiveness. At the same time, journalists need to find better ways of explaining an increasingly complex world. [...] With no print or circulation costs, CORRECT!V focuses on content. The bulk of our funds go directly towards extensive investigative research that many media outlets can no longer afford. We want to uncover abuses of power and effectively strengthen our democracy."

CORRECT!V brings together investigative journalists and programmers and says it wants to look for innovative ways to publish larger stories on the internet. Two journalists involved have worked together on a project that was funded by Journalismfund.eu in 2011: David Schraven and Annika Joeres. The project investigated the dark economy of Roma migration into Western Europe.

The organisation is funded by charitable foundations, membership fees and donations from users and readers.

The Fossil Fuel Grants Programme

New Grants Programme to Scrutinise Europe's Fossil Fuel Industry

2024-02-26

LONDON/BRUSSELS - Today, Journalismfund Europe launches the Fossil Fuel Grants Programme. The new programme will support cross-border investigative journalism that scrutinises the wrongdoings of Europe’s fossil fuel industry and its proxies across the globe.

Wildfire’s Causes and Effects: Two Investigations Of Southern Europe’s Disasters

2024-02-15

SARDINIA / EVIA / EXTREMADURA / LEIRIA / ODOU - Megafires have become a staple chapter in southern Europe, particularly affecting the most remote regions that are not taken sufficient care of. What does the escalating frequency of fires indicate for our future? Two cross-border teams of journalists have tried to raise awareness of the issue and prove that European countries need a better common strategy to respond to this threat.

Pre-application sessions for potential applicants - grants journalists

Questions? In-house assistance to better prepare your application

2024-02-07

BRUSSELS - Let us walk you through your application to increase your chances of getting funded.