Friday, September 27
Media Development & Investigative Journalism: What Really Works
Nonprofits & New Models
Friday, September 27
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.015, HafenCity Universit├Ąt (HCU)


  • Miraj Chowdhury (Speaker) Bangla editor/Head of program and communications, GIJN/Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI)
  • Werner Eggert (Speaker) Founding director, Interlink Academy
  • Prue Clarke (Speaker) Senior Executive Officer, Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Media development is usually defined as foreign assistance to develop independent media in developing and transitioning countries. The field took off after Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and billions of dollars have been spent to foster a free press around the world.

Only recently have donors prioritized investigative journalism as an area for funding. But how well are those funds being spent? Are the models being used appropriate? Here are three veteran nonprofit managers with years in the field in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and West Africa.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

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