The Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek nurtured a new class of entrepreneurs that is bound to change the industry of journalism. They explain why.
The new media landscape may no longer be dominated by institutions, but may be dominated by people instead. In the USA, content creators have already started earning part of their income through donation platforms, such as Patreon. Dutch blogger and entrepreneur, Ahmed Aarad, believes it’s time to bring this to the Netherlands and allow different voices to be heard.
“De Geldpers” came about after the realization that financial news is hard to read when you’re a teenager. When the founder, Max, was fifteen, he decided to start a blog explaining the dynamics of the market economy to his generation in simpler terms. Since then, it has been growing, like the curve of a crypto - but more steadily.
“Future Dialogues” is a platform which allows you to play a mobile game that lets you answer questions around a future technological innovation. CRISPR technology, for example, lets people create new DNA to match their own imagination. Do we want to design our babies? Future Dialogues invites you to explore this question further…
“Are We Europe” is a network of journalists who work remotely across the continent to collaborate on the subject, “What it means to European”. Using Google design sprints, they create large stories for the web that are then put into their quarterly print issue. Hear more about their work here.
“Make Media Great Again” is a project with a funny name, but a serious mission. Annotations allow readers to source-check and improve articles, as well as invite media organisations to embrace transparency and accountability; building trust in the people who keep the democratic process in check.