Collaborative Journalism Projects (Collaboration Opportunities for the Public?)

Database: Search, sort and learn about collaborative journalism projects from around the world

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Over the past several months, the Center for Cooperative Media has been collecting, organizing and standardizing information about dozens and dozens of collaborative journalism projects around the world. Our goal was to build a database that could serve as a hub of information about collaborative journalism, something that would be useful to journalists, scholars, media executives, funders and others seeking information on the how such projects work, who’s doing them and what they’re covering.

We worked with Melody Kramer to build the first iteration of the database, which you can find below. It is a work in progress, and you’ll see that it’s still incomplete as we continue to add to it. So far for this soft launch, we’ve input information on 94 news collaborations between more than 800 organizations and 151 people.

But this is just the beginning. We need your help.

Is your project listed? If not, tell us about it. Is the information about your project incorrect? Let us know; email Melody at Are there fields missing you’d like to see us add, or other ways to sort that you think would be useful? Email the Center at We’re using Airtable right now, but are still considering what the best way will be to display the treasure trove of data we’re collecting.

Some notes on navigating the database: First, it’s easier to see the whole picture on desktop than on mobile, although both work well. To see the full record for any particular project, click on the little blue arrow that appears to the left of the project name when you hover over it. You can sort by column as well.

Collaborative journalism is a great way to avoid duplication of effort and to find strength in numbers. This resource is a big step towards encouraging journalist to journalist collaboration.

Opportunities for members of the public to collaborate with journalists?


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