Loading…
2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
Back To Schedule
Tuesday, September 20 • 15:00 - 15:30
Latest in Fundraising: Press Start

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Press Start is the first crowdfunding platform designed specifically to support independent journalism in developing and transitional countries. Investigative journalism is often stymied due to funding constraints. Press Start attempts to make sure that there are no voices that are silenced due to want of funds. Launched with a grant from Google’s Digital News Initiative and Innovation Fund they have initiated their first crowdfunding campaign for group of outstanding and award-winning journalists from Armenia, Congo, Honduras, Lebanon and Macedonia. They are also on the lookout for highly talented journalists, in any language, who might benefit from Press Start.

Rapporteur for the session: Natalia Merchan, Fundraising and Donor Relations Officer, Free Press Unlimited.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Druker

Jeremy Druker

Conference Co-Chair, Executive Director, Transitions
Jeremy is the executive director and editor in chief of Transitions, which has made solutions journalism a central part of its editorial strategy. He has led solutions journalism workshops throughout Central and Eastern Europe. He is also founder/CEO of Press Start, a crowdfunding platform that supports journalists in countries where the press cannot report freely. Jeremy is a member of the supervisory board of the Czech Journalism Prizes and has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2010... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 15:00 - 15:30 PDT
C306