The Forum on Information and Democracy, and its Working Group on the Sustainability of Journalism, would like to hear from journalists, experts, policy-makers, researchers, investors, funders, civil society, technologists, and others with a stake in the future of journalism.
The Working Group is looking for examples from around the world of:
– promising or successful solutions or models for supporting and sustaining journalism in the future – from within or outside journalism;
– legislative, policy or regulatory initiatives that might help strengthen the overall environment for journalism, especially its sustainability and its role in democracy;
– examples or evidence of other kinds of support beyond the state and the market – like philanthropy or social investment – that might improve journalism’s sustainability and its independence.
For each of these we are particularly looking for evidence of why these examples do or might work.
If you think there is something that governments and other actors with influence should pay attention to, this is the place to share it. The results of this call for evidence will help inform a report with concrete recommendations for governments around the world keen to find new ways to support and strengthen independent journalism. Governments from the International Partnership on Information and Democracy and the Media Freedom Coalition, representing more than 50 countries around the world, have already publicly expressed their interest in the report and its findings.
Please, find more information and application form here.