Philantropic journalism


28.06.2017 - 16:00 to 17:30


IT University - Auditorium 1

Should Europe embrace philanthropic funding of reporting and investigative journalism about climate change?

The business models of traditional print and broadcast media around the world are under pressure from the digital revolution and many specialist roles have been victims of cost-cutting, including environment reporters.

However, a new wave of specialist media organisations have been appearing, particularly in the United States, which are using philanthropic funding to pursue reporting and investigative journalism on environmental issues. But could such a model work in Europe, and if so, what challenges would it have to overcome? This session will explore the new model from the perspective of new and traditional media.


Session organizer


Panel debate
Climate reporting