Cross-border collaborative journalism : a step-by-step guide / Brigitte Alfter
London : Routledge, 2019
xiii, 186 pages ; 24 cm
"Cross-Border Collaborative Journalism is a detailed guide to transnational reporting, a cutting-edge investigative strategy. In the 21st century, the most pressing political and social issues, such as financial crises, wealth inequality, migration flows and environmental collapse, transcend national borders. In reaction, journalists are increasingly collaborating across the globe to produce impactful and in-depth reporting. Recent agenda-setting cross-border collaborations include Lux Leaks, Panama Papers and Football Leaks. Brigitte Alfter takes the reader, step-by-step, through the history of cross-border collaborative journalism and the current working practices behind it. The book draws from the author's own experience, as well as exclusive interviews with other pioneers of cross-border journalism and notable case studies are integrated throughout. Chapters cover: - Managing intercultural communication; - Effectively utilising a network of sources; - Choosing the initial story idea; - Fact-checking for cross-border publication; - Adapting the findings to different audiences and to different types of media; - Legal and security considerations for a cross-border team. By providing the essential practical skills for transnational reporting, Cross-Border Collaborative Journalism encourages students of journalism and practitioners to undertake their own collaborative projects. It highlights the importance of this exciting new journalistic form to answering the defining questions of our time" -- Provided by publisher
Why embark on cross-border journalism? history, context and pioneers -- What is cross-border journalism? the four characteristics and the seven steps of the work process -- Follow the story or how to develop and select a cross-border idea -- The journalist in the network society and the networking journalist -- Intercultural communication or how to make even diverse teams work smoothly -- Getting a cross-border research started -- Pitching the cross-border way -- Enriching each other: how to make the best of the research phase in a cross-border team -- Adapting the findings to different audiences and to different types of media -- Fact-checking for cross-border publication -- Opportunities and challenges: legal and security considerations in a cross-border team -- The day after publication and the impact question -- Understanding and using journalists' networks to proceed to the next project -- Editorial coordination in cross-border teams -- Burden or blessing - the finances of cross-border journalism -- Observing cross-border journalism: the analytical view of scholars.