Ever-changing & ever so urgent: The Future of Financing Journalism

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The media environment is becoming increasingly digital and mobile and more and more people consume news directly on social media. While the potential to reach a wide audience has never been higher, this fast-paced, algorithm-driven news reality can pose a challenge to financing quality and investigative journalism.

When sensationalist – sometimes fake – news gain most ad revenue and shares, the incentive for producing costly background stories and discussing complex political questions may be small. At the same time, some publishers and producers have waited too long to adapt their business model to the digital era to harness the potential of new technologies and audiences.

Together with you, we want to explore the way forward for the financing of journalism: Which innovative financing tools and models exist to make journalism and its content fit for future? How can we preserve a lively news environment that informs citizens and scrutinizes societal power hubs?


7 September 2017

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h – 12:30h

Event: 12.30h – 14.00h

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

Kindly regsiter here until 6 September 2017: http://tinyurl.com/financingjournalism *






Renate Schroeder

Director European Federation of Journalists



Anna-Maria Wagner

German Association of Journalists (DJV)


Juliane Leopold

Digital Consultant, i.a. for tagesschau.de


David Domingo

Professor of Journalism, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)



Caroline Margaux Haury

European Affairs Manager

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom




*Please note that upon registration you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the partner websites, social media, in the press, marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.