The Toronto Star’s John Honderich looks at five options for funding investigative stories in Canada. These are already relatively well-known examples among journalist/media commentators and bloggers, but Honderich’s post is an interesting read.
- Government funded or subsidised journalism
- Independent non-profit newsrooms, a la ProPublica.
- Using private foundations, such as Philip Stern’s the Fund for Investigative Journalism
- Participatory investigative journalism, e.g Spot.us
- Journalism students working in tandem with investigative reporters
- ProPublica editor-in-chief on a changed world: ‘Investigative reporting in the web era’
- Metaprinter: Huffington Post launches non-profit investigative project
- ProPublica signs up to Press+ in bid to encourage donations
- Non-profit investigative journalism centres around the world: a list
- #news2011: ProPublica model ‘not feasible’ as commercial venture, says editor-in-chief