Cooperatie House of Journalism UA
Up to 70% of journalism will be produced by the growing ecosystem of freelance journalists. Centralized and institutional infrastructure, production and distribition is transitioning to a networked structure. It is vital for the future of journalism that we create a vital and sustainable ecosystem for freelancers, on a European scale. De Cooperation Netherlands is a successfullly working prototype. We need help to expand into Europe.
We seek to set up local operations in all European capitals by linking existig networks to our model
We will create a Pan-European journalistic infrastructure that is networked and owned by the makers. A vital network and cooperation across Europe that offers a sound economic model for independent journalism. Journalism is a vital pilar of Democracy.
We will have 4.000 members across Europe, 300 webplatforms, a database with 20.000 articles, Pan-European publishing and syndication cooperative projects, a European Matchingfund an freelance journalists across Europe will have a cooperative insurance and support system.
We have a working and very succesfull operation in Amsterdam. It is designed as an open source model and we are inviting other nationals to join us and become a member. We need help to connect to other journalistic networks across Europe to get connected. We will be actively pursuing that in the coming months. The fascinating approach is that we are using Europe's open borders to create a crossborder cooperative enterprise.
I cry over small children in Aleppo and feel that journalism is one podium with which we can pursue change. It is my life's purpose to re-invent the journalistic model to what I call "Distributed Journalism": decentralized production and distribution and profits that go to makers and not to owners.
Ultimately for the children in Aleppo and for all of us. Direct audiences and benificiaries are freelance journalists, the media industry and European news consumiing citizens.
Primarely, I would love to get connected to other cooperatives and freelancers or collectives across Europe.